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Offlineu243
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My fried rice is not yellow. help.
    #4356242 - 06/30/05 06:33 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I recently started trying to make fried rice, using the recipes on basic fried rice on about.com. I'm 'frying the rice' as the name of the dish suggests, and scrambling the egg, and adding the egg to the rice and stir-frying. So what's the problem? Thanx in advance.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: u243]
    #4356310 - 06/30/05 06:55 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

yellow fried rice? i've never seen fried rice that's yellow (home cooked). i've seen some indian basmati rice which has been cooked with saffron which gives it a yellow tinge..but not asian fried rice.

usually when i cook fried rice, due to the soy sauce, it turns brownish.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: boO]
    #4357428 - 07/01/05 12:42 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I always pee in the fried rice I make for you. It must have confused you.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: CptnGarden]
    #4358635 - 07/01/05 08:16 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, fried rice isn't supposed to be yellow, you musta been getting some funked up shit from somewhere. Some people add tumeric to rice to make it yellow, but I've never seen the tumeric rice go on to be fried.

Don't worry about it! :wink:


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: u243]
    #4358702 - 07/01/05 09:29 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

you forget to add the soy sauce?


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: daussaulit]
    #4358802 - 07/01/05 10:38 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

You know how Chinese food places have their pork fried rice like a yellowish color? How do I give the rice that color coating? How do I give it that appearance?

...well? What the heck does soy sauce do? :P


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: u243]
    #4358991 - 07/01/05 11:55 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

soy is the prominent flavor in most fried rice (instead of using salt). most chinese restaurants are heavy with artificial coloring and msg, so don't base it on what you see in americanized restaurants. If you ever go to China, the fried rice there is almost always still white or just slightly brown, they put less things in their fried rice, usually just egg, chopped roasted pork and scallion.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: soochi]
    #4359282 - 07/01/05 01:33 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

In some restaurants they will add chicken stock to improve the overall flavor. Thats where it would get the yellowish color.

A couple tips on fried rice - always try and start with cold rice and put in avbout a teaspoon of sugar per cup of rice. Its sounds odd but that will help "brighten" the other flavors.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: Gamera]
    #4370835 - 07/05/05 01:55 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

the golden/dark yellow color of fried rice you find in non-authentic chinese restaurants is from soy sauce. It really doesn't affect taste that much, but i f you want it to look like that, you need to stir-fry with dark soy sauce.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: pzilo]
    #4398228 - 07/13/05 01:48 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

man the rice from cheap chinese restarunts isnt realy fried rice it should be a brownish color your rice is fine unless you dontlike it then buy from the restaruant


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: u243]
    #4412074 - 07/16/05 05:15 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

most middle eastern dishes with yellow rice.. the yellow comes from saffron as boO said.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: Gamera]
    #4467604 - 07/29/05 03:42 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Gamera said:
In some restaurants they will add chicken stock to improve the overall flavor.  Thats where it would get the yellowish color.




spiffo said that tip in the other rice thread,its for flavour not colouring as you have incorrectly added on to it





A couple tips on fried rice - always try and start with cold rice and put in avbout a teaspoon of sugar per cup of rice.  Its sounds odd but that will help "brighten" the other flavors.




i've never heard of sugar going in fried rice and i wouldnt pass it on as a 'hot' tip :smirk:


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: Shroomism]
    #4467617 - 07/29/05 03:46 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Shroomism said:
most middle eastern dishes with yellow rice.. the yellow comes from saffron as boO said.




ooooooooooohhhh i always thought saffron turn things red and tumeric and cummin turn indian rice dishes yellow but boo must be some kinda self proclaimed chef or somethin?


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: iloathu]
    #4467912 - 07/29/05 06:31 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

if you read the whole thread then you'd understand why he said it...

anyways here, about saffron & rice:

"Culinary Uses
Saffron appears in Moorish, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Its most common function is to colour rice yellow, as in festive Indian pilaus and risotto Milanese, where its delicate flavour make it the most famous of Italian rice dishes. It combines well with fish and seafood, infamous as a key ingredient of Spanish paella as well as bouillabaisse. In England, saffron is probably best known for its use in Cornish saffron buns where it is paired with dried fruit in a yeast cake."

http://www.theepicentre.com/Spices/saffron.html


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: boO]
    #4472910 - 07/30/05 05:36 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Anyone have a good recipe for fried rice, or can offer an explanation on how to make it that works well? I tried to make this several times last year. It always ended up too oily.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: TheCow]
    #4479225 - 08/01/05 01:25 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

there are plenty of recipes on the net, pull one up on foodtv.com, it's important to use day old dried up rice.


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Re: My fried rice is not yellow. help. [Re: soochi]
    #4480186 - 08/01/05 07:58 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i agree,also use a light soy sauce for fried rice and dark soy for honeyed chicken wings(they go with the fried rice)


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