Fried Rice Vermicelli

Author: Canadian Living

Taiwanese-style fried rice vermicelli is well known throughout China. Today it's popular to add curry powder.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (300 g) rice vermicelli
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 4 oz lean pork
  • 6 oz small shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon clear rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt approx
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated gingerroot
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons madras curry powder optional
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup pork broth
  • 1 cup chopped yellow chinese chives optional
  • 1 cup chopped green chinese chives optional
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup Fresh coriander sprig

Method

In large bowl, cover vermicelli with warm water; let soak until pliable, about 10 minutes. Drain.

Pinch roots and tops off sprouts and discard. Set aside.

Cut pork into thin strips. In bowl, mix together pork, shrimp, cornstarch, rice wine, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the salt and ginger; let stand for 10 minutes.

In small bowl, beat together eggs, pinch of the remaining salt, pepper and 2 tbsp (25 mL) water.

In wok, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, turning to coat wok with thin layer, until lightly set. Transfer to plate.

Add remaining oil to wok; stir-fry onion, garlic and curry powder (if using) until beginning to soften. Add pork mixture; stir-fry until shrimp turn pink.

Add vermicelli, broth, chives (if using), soy sauce, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the remaining salt and cooked egg; stir-fry until egg is broken up. Increase heat to high; add sprouts and stir-fry until vermicelli is tender and no liquid remains, about 3 minutes.

Add green onion; stir-fry for 30 seconds. Transfer to serving plate; top with coriander sprigs.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 826 mg
  • Protein 14 g
  • Calories 363.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 255 mg
  • Cholesterol 106 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 48 g

%RDI

  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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