Japanese Rice Recipe: Tamago Chahan-Egg Fried Rice

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If you have any steamed rice left, do not worry as this is a chance to make a totally new dish for the pleasure of your family or impressing a special person! And it always so easy!
I’ve got a few stored and I will begin with the simplest one: Tamago Chahan/玉子チャハン! “Tamago” stands for “eggs” and “Chahan” for fried rice!

This recipe being a guide more than anything I leave to your priorities as for the quantities!

INGREDIENTS:

Cold/hot steamed rice
Eggs
Leeks, finely chopped. White part of a thick leek if possible
Oil
Salt
Water

Optional: pepper and spices. Japanese sake and sesame oil

RECIPE:

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Chop the leek very fine
Think of one egg per person.
Beta the egg until you obtain a smooth even colored liquid.
Prepare a wok.

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First heat the wok until white smoke starts coming out.
Pour a full ladle of oil in the wok and stir it all inside the wok.
Pour all the oil back into a pot for that usage.
This is an important step that will insure that the rice or the egg stick to the wok!

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Pour 2 or 3 spoons of fresh oil into the wok (you may use normal oil, sesame oil or leek oil, whatever your preference).
Drop the rice inside. Bear in mind that too much rice will be difficult to cook properly. This is not done in a restaurant where gas heat is far more powerful than over a home gas stove!
Spread the rice with your ladle.

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Pour the beaten eggs over the riceas evenly as possible.
The reason why the eggs are poured after the rice is to prevent them to become an omlette or stick to the wok!

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Stir continuously over the hot fire so as to mix the rice well with the egg.
This is the most important step as you do not want the rice and egg cooking separately!

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Having fried the rice and egg for about 30 seconds, add some salt. Do it little by little. That is, add the salt. stir a few seconds and check the taste. Repeat as many tin\mes as necessary until it is salted enough to your taste!

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throw in the finely chopped white leek and stir fry for a few seconds. you can pepper and other spices then if you wish too.

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Pour a little water around the wok over the rim of the fried rice. Let the water bubble under the heat and stir only once. This is when you can replace the water with Japanese sake, or sesame oil, or even a little soy sauce. But bear in mind the taste will be diffrent, so do experiment!

Eat at once while it is very hot!

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