April 25, 2008

Straight Out Of Puck's Oven # 2 : Twice Fried Rice

Welcome to the second edition of my weekly series - 'Straight Out of Puck's Oven' and here I present a rice dish - 'Twice Fried Rice' from Puck's cookbook - "The Wolfgang Puck Cookbook: Recipes from Spago, Chinois, and Points East and West".

Its a versatile dish and one can jazz it up with any kind of veggies that are in season. This is definitely one such Puck's recipes which can stimulate your appetite and would want you for more and being a huge veggie lover, I thoroughly enjoyed it...:)


2 cups Rice (Recommended: Long Grain Rice)
4 cups of Vegetable Stock
Salt to taste
Veggies I added- Cauliflower, Green Beans, Broccoli, Tomatoes (Original Recipe: Napa Cabbage, Mushrooms, Green and Red Bell Peppers and Snow Peas)
1/2 Onion - thinly sliced (my addition)
1 to 2 tablespoons Olive Oil (Recommended: Peanut oil)
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

Note: The original recipe asked for 1/4 cup of Soya sauce for 1 cup of Rice. But, I don't like the strong, pungent taste of Soya Sauce, so I halved it.


1. Place the rice in a saucepan and add the stock and salt. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook slowly for 15 to 18 minutes. It is important to cook the rice until dry. Turn the rice out onto a large platter or baking sheet and let it air dry for up to an hour. (or) Place the rice on a baking sheet and dry it in the oven at 200 degrees F for 30 minutes, stirring two or three times with a fork. I followed the latter option as its much quicker.

2. Take a fork and thoroughly fluff the rice.

3. Heat a wok or large skillet until it is very hot, pour the oil in around the edges, and then stir fry all the vegetables for a minute. Add rice and continue to stir fry for another 30 seconds. Pour the egg in around the edges of the wok or skillet and quickly stir it into the rice and vegetables.

4. Finally, stir in the soy sauce. Cook for couple of minutes. Serve hot with the choice of side dish!

Off this goes to Kalyn's Weekend Herb Blogging, this week guest hosted by Coffee and Vanilla.

Have a great weekend ahead folks!

Related posts:

Straight Out of Puck's Oven # 1: Couscous Salad

- Siri


  1. Love the recipe siri, but does it taste equally good without the beaten egg ??

  2. siri..the rice looks great!..nice entry..the grains look so lovely

  3. where did u go girl????????????????????????????????

    Oh as i already mentioned this is too cool! u know what it did to me yday

  4. Thank you for your entry Siri :)
    Have a wonderful weekend, Margot

  5. very yummy looking rice. try using tamari, which is natural soy sauce. it is much mellower and tastier than regular soy sauce which has very little soy and a lot of artificial ingredients.

  6. I love fried rice when the grains are perfectly seperated like yours... Thanks for the tip about drying the rice in the oven...

  7. I dont add veg stock to my fried rice..will try it next time

  8. wow!!fried rice looks yummy..love it....

  9. lovely photos and the recipe looks really do-able! thanks!

  10. Fried rice looks delicious,adding cauliflower to fried rice is new to me, should try it once:)

  11. I've done twice-cooked pork before and now I've seen twice fried rice :P

    and secondly have you been taking photography classes coz your pix have started to look professional. Whats ur secret chica?

  13. Amazing recipes... nice snaps...:)
    urs is a very very nice blog...:)

    Do check out my blog too...:)

  14. Sounds very good. I love this type of dish with so many different flavors.

  15. WOW!... This is a very different fried rice... Love it so much... Looks awesome...Really want to try this recipe...

  16. Awesome recipe, Siri! Looks delicious. :)

  17. Delicious! I'll bet the baking gets the grains to the perfect consistency.

    And I'm totally with Bee about tamari - so much more flavourful than regular soy sauce.


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