Cantonese rice: how to prepare it excellently?

Have you ever tasted Cantonese rice once? If you are a rice enthusiast, there is no doubt that your answer will be yes. Generally served in Chinese restaurants, this dish is a very tasty traditional Chinese side dish.However, it is rare that it is prepared at home, so we thought we would give you the recipe for this dish so that you can prepare it at home without difficulty. parti !

What are the necessary ingredients?

To prepare this Chinese dish, you'll need:

  • water 
  • rice (you take the variety of your choice) 
  • salt 
  • oil with a neutral taste (it can be grape seed oil or rapeseed oil) 
  • chopped white onion 
  • frozen peas and carrots (thawed) 
  • chopped ginger 
  • a teaspoon of chopped garlic 
  • of eggs
  • soybean sauce 
  • sesame oil 
  • sliced green onions (this ingredient is not mandatory. It's just for garnish)

The actual preparation of Cantonese rice

It will be done in several stages. We'll go through them quickly.

Step 1 

Start with rinse your riceThis will remove dust, starch and other debris from the surface of the grains. You can skip this phase if you are in a hurry. However, your rice may get stickier when cooked if you do not rinse it. After rinsing, you can cook the rice. Remember touse a rice cooker to successfully cook the rice.

Step 2

Put a wok on the stove and heat it up, because traditionally, Cantonese rice is prepared in a wok. But many people don't have this tool. If this is your case, you can use a large frying pan or skillet that you can heat up in the oven. heat over medium heat When you notice that the pan has become hot, add 2 tablespoons of neutral oil. Once the oil is hot, add the vegetables (chopped white onion, peas, thawed carrots, chopped ginger, chopped garlic) to cook them. Mix them well in the oil and put them under medium heat until they are tender.

Step 3

Once the vegetables are cooked, you move on to cooking the eggs. Beat them after salting and peppering them and then scramble them.

Step 4

Once the eggs are cooked, mix them together with the vegetables and add the rice. You should also add a tablespoon of sesame oil and soy sauce Taste to see how good the seasoning is. Stir all the ingredients and mix well. If necessary, you can now add the chicken pieces that you have already cooked.

Step 5

This is the last step. You have to continue stir-frying the Cantonese rice over medium heat Make sure all ingredients are hot before turning off the heat. Eat your hot Cantonese rice. Enjoy appétit !