Indonesian Fried Rice

Serves 6


1 cup uncooked white rice

2 cups water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup bamboo shoots

1 onion, chopped

1 leek, rinsed and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 green chili peppers, minced

1/2 pound skinless and boneless chicken breast, sliced

1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

3 tablespoons soy sauce

Method of Preparation:

1.Bring the rice and water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Spread onto a baking sheet and refrigerate until cold.

2.Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add bamboo shoot, onion, leek, garlic, and chili. Cook for 4 minutes before adding the chicken, shrimp, coriander, and cumin. Let cook 5 additional minutes.

3.Add cold rice and soy sauce. Heat through, about 3 minutes.