Saturday, September 16, 2006

Chinese Olive Fried Rice

Since I couldn't get hold of Chinese Olives over here, I made do with Kalamata Olives and it added a wonderful flavor and depth to this dish.
I have been cooking alot of Hub's fav food lately. Maybe it's because he came up with the name of this blog, and I tend to think of him everytime (almost) I make a blog entry. Made him this version of fried rice, with Talapia and scallops on the side. The tots had seconds!

Ground turkey
Cooked rice
minced garlic
chopped onions
kalamata olives, chopped
fish sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste

I prefer to use a flat-bottom non-stick wok or deep skillet for my fried rice. Heat up a little oil in the skillet and brown the ground turkey, breaking up large pieces as you cook. Drain turkey and set aside. Add a splash of oil to the skillet, and saute onions and garlic till fragrant. Add kalamata olives and toasted pine nuts and cook for 1-2 mins. Add rice and mix well. Return turkey to skillet, and cilantro and fish sauce and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with sliced cucumbers.

Note: I also added some toasted pine nuts, and it made this dish better!

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