Tips for frying rice/ bee hoon.

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Tips for frying rice/ bee hoon.

Postby orchids » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:17 pm

Hi, does anyone know how to prevent rice or bee hoon from sticking to the wok?
I tried adding more oil and also making sure the wok is hot before adding in the ingredients.
However, some rice and bee hoon still got stuck to the inside base of the wok and then became charred.
What's worse, my fried rice and bee hoon ended up with a burnt 'fragrance'.

Though I am not a good cook, I know food cooked using non-stick pan do not taste as good.

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Postby starlight1968sg » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:45 pm

My wok or pan, though said non sticking, the rice or bee hoon still stick firmly. My fried egg became such messy that I did not know what to call it.

Very difficult to scrub off the rice or bee hoon but they are quite tasty.

Anyway, I decided not to do fried rice or fried bee hoon or fried egg anymore, else my wok or pan will give way soon.

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Postby bebe » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:16 pm

What kinda wok are you using? I am no expert..but I read that mixing the bee hoon with oil or sesame oil first before adding to the wok and fry will help to prevent sticking

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Postby Pen88n » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:43 pm

This is what I did for my fried bee hoon:
1. Put in oil into hot wok
2. Add in minced garlic and fry till fragrant
3. Add in egg, leave to set for a while and break it into pieces
3. Add in stock with seasoning (must not be too much that the bee hoon become soggy)
4. Add in bee hoon to soak up the stock and fry the bee hoon, stirring constantly till bee hoon is quite dry.
5. Add in ingredients like vegetables, meat, prawns etc. All these ingredients should have been fried beforehand with seasoning. Now just add to bee hoon to mix.

Somewhere between step 4 - 5, I would normally switch the fire small to prevent sticking to the wok. I usually use medium fire as I'm not a good cook and dare not risk a burnt using big fire. So far. comments is bee hoon is quite tasty.

I'm also interested to find out how to fry rice so that it can turn out nice. Have not been successful in this yet.

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Postby sall » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:45 pm

Can try using small onions instead of garlic. The beehoon or rice will smell even better. For fried rice, using overnight rice will give better result.

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Postby mommyNg » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:00 pm

What brand of bee hoon would u recommend (for fried bee hoon, not soup-kind)?

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Postby cherrygal » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:32 am

mommyNg wrote:What brand of bee hoon would u recommend (for fried bee hoon, not soup-kind)?


My mom's fave is chilli brand - Ren Min 人民

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Postby jtoh » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:29 am

Chilli brand too.

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Postby autumn82 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:53 am

For myself, I'll usually use 2 cups of stock for 1 packet of beehoon. Within 7-8mins, the beehoon should have more or less soaked up the stock. Beehoon will be soft and not soggy.

Yes, I also use chilli brand.. :wink:

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Postby mommyNg » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:14 am

Sounds good. Thanks!

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