How2make: Chicken Fried Rice
1 Heat a wok or pan over a high heat and add the groundnut oil. Add the ginger, shallots and Chinese mushrooms and cook for a few seconds.
2 Add the chicken and cook for a minute or two, then add the rice wine or sherry followed by the five-spice powder. As the chicken starts to turn white, add the dark soy sauce.
3 Add the peanuts and then the rice, mix well and stir-fry for 1 minute.
4 Season with the light soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper to taste and stir to mix. Finally, stir in the spring onion, transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.
2 tablespoons groundnut oil
1 table spoon freshly grated root ginger
3 shallots, finely chopped
3 dried Chinese mushrooms, pre-soaked in hot water for 20 minutes, drained and finely chopped
225g/8oz skinless chicken breast fillets, finely diced
1 tablespoon Shaohsing rice wine or dry sherry
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
50g/2oz dry roasted peanuts
300g/11oz cooked jasmine rice or glutinous rice
3-4 tablespoons light soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
ground white pepper
1 spring onion, finely chopped