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Fried Rice Cake (Chao Ko) Recipe

Fried Rice Cake (Chao Ko) Recipe

Fried Rice Cake (Chao Ko) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Shallot oil – 2 Tbsp
    • Rice cake – 350 g, cut into 2-cm cubes
    • Chopped garlic – 1 heaped Tbsp
    • Dried salted radish (choy poh) – 1 heaped Tbsp, rinsed and fi nely chopped
    • Chilli paste – 1 Tbsp
    • Bean sprouts – 125 g, tailed
    • Chives (kucai) – 75 g, cut into 3-cm lengths

Sauce

    • Fish sauce 1 Tbsp
    • Dark soy sauce 1/2 Tbsp
    • Sugar 1/2 tsp
    • Ground white pepper a dash
    • Salt a pinch
    • Eggs 2, beaten

Method :

    1. Heat 1 Tbsp shallot oil in a non-stick wok over high heat until hot. Fry rice cubes until lightly golden. Remove from wok and set aside.
    2. Add remaining shallot oil and lightly brown garlic. Put in dried salted radish and toss until fragrant.
    3. Add chilli paste and fry for 30 seconds. Put in bean sprouts and toss well for a few seconds, then add chives.
    4. Pour in combined sauce ingredients and mix well. Return fried rice cubes to wok.
    5. Toss quickly and add beaten eggs, stirring until eggs are set. Serve hot.

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 1 hour
Serves 4–5