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Fried Rice With A Twist - A Recipe

     Fried rice is a classic Chinese comfort food which is also a very popular Filipino household dish.  Fried rice is normally prepared from leftover steamed rice and many other ingredients (some may be are leftovers too) that are stir-fried in a wok.  Through the years, variety of other ingredients have been added to this cuisine to suit culture, necessity and even our mood.

     Here's one fried rice recipe that's worth a try which I found from one of the free recipe booklets that came with my mother's grocery.  Well, I tried and you can see the result.  Mmm!

Fried Rice recipe with a twist!
For the achuete oil:
2 tbsp achuete seeds
5 tbsp cooking oil

For sautéing¹:
4 tbsp achuete oil (prepared earlier)
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp carrots, finely chopped
1/2 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can corned beef (I suggest Purefoods corned beef, they have that distinct taste and texture that's so good)
1/2 tsp sugar
1 can Hunt's Pork & Beans (you may want to drain the excess sauce if you prefer)
4 cups cooked riced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper



  • For the achuete oil, heat oil in a pan then add achuete seeds.  Turn off the heat and steep² for 15 minutes.  After quarter of an hour, strain and set aside.
  • Using the prepared achuete oil, sauté garlic, carrots, whole kernel corn and corned beef.
  • Add sugar and pork & beans, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add rice.  Mix well and season with salt and pepper.

This recipe makes 4 to 5 servings.

NOTE:  I stained my braces with this recipe.  The pink rubber turned almost red -- so be careful with using too much achuete seeds.  Brush your teeth right after eating too, haha!

Until my next wandering!

Cooking terms clarified:

¹ Sautéing is a method of cooking food that uses a small amount of fat in a shallow pan over relatively high heat.  Ingredients are usually cut into pieces or thinly sliced to facilitate fast cooking.  Food that is sautéed is browned while preserving its texture, moisture and flavor. (From Wikipedia)

² To steep is to allow dry ingredients, such as coffee, tea, or spices, to soak in a liquid until the liquid takes on the flavor (or even the color) of the dry ingredient. (From
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  2. I love fried rice! Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. i love fried rice!! i am more into the garlic rice!! parang kamukha ng chao fan yan sa chowking hehehe

  6. Wow! I will try this. Thanks, 'Nong! :D

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