What is Fry Rice? Fry rice is a dish influenced by our Chinese culture in Trinidad and Tobago that everyone regardless of race, in my opinion, knows how to cook. We usually make this at home for a special occasion, like someone’s birthday or on Sunday. In this instance we made it on Sunday just to have something special for lunch.
A Delicious Trini Fry Rice
Everyone has there own way of making fried rice, but the the recipe is basically the same. To keep it a little authentic we like to use sesame oil and soya sauce that brings out the taste. I don’t use the Vetsin, because of the MSG and we know that it’s not healthy anyway. The main reason why I think this is such a popular dish is that you could go to any Chinese restaurant; ask for a number 1. and they would give you fried rice, chowmein and chicken. Always fry rice! Most Trinis know what I’m talking about, ent?
Now with the influx of new immigrants from all over the world I believe there will be a sort of micro culture developing also. Who knows maybe later on there will be places doing Nigerian, Colombian, or Filipino cooking all with a Trini twist, given the time to melt into this pelau of a culture we have. :^)
So here is Trini style fried rice.
Trini Fry Rice Recipe
1 carrot, grated or finely chopped
1 sweet pepper,
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp. oil
¼ cup. soya sauce
¼ cup sesame oil
2 cups uncooked rice
2 blades chives
1 sprig celery
2 pimiento peppers (red and yellow)
salt to taste
Enjoy your Trini fry rice.