Crispy Rice, Deep Fried Chinese Crispy Rice
by Tarla Dalal
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Like crispy noodles, Crispy Rice is also a key ingredient in Chinese cooking often used in sweets, savouries and Soups as a key ingredient or as a garnish.
Here we show you how to prepare and store some at home, handy for use in your favourite dishes.
To prepare this, 90 per cent cooked rice should be deep-fried till crisp. The ‘90 per cent’ is an important keyword here, because if the rice gets too mushy, it will just not dry up and it will be impossible to deep-fry it.
Make sure you cool the Crispy Rice well before storing it, otherwise it will ‘sweat’ and become soggy.
- Boil enough of water in a deep non-stick pan, add the rice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes.
- Drain well, spread the rice on a clean muslin cloth and allow them to dry for 30 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, put half the dried rice and deep-fry on a medium flame till the rice turns crisp and light brown in colour from all the sides. . Drain on an absorbent paper.
- Repeat step 3 to make remaining crispy rice in 1 more batch.
- Cool completely and serve or store in an air-tight container and use as required.
- This crispy rice stays fresh up to 2 weeks when stored in an air-tight container at room temperature.
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