Get familiar with this easy yet sophisticated ginger fried rice recipe from Anthony Ricco, Chef de Cuisine at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market. Topped with garlic and ginger-crusted fried (dragon) eggs, fried rice has never looked so fierce.
- 1/2 cup peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
- 2 cups leeks, thinly sliced, washed and dried
- 4 cups day-old cooked rice (preferably jasmine), at room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and brown. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels and salt lightly.
- Reduce heat under skillet to medium-low and add 2 tablespoons oil and leeks. Cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very tender but not browned. Season lightly with salt.
- Raise heat to medium and add rice. Cook, stirring well, until heated through. Season to taste with salt.
- In a nonstick skillet, fry eggs in remaining oil, sunny-side-up, until edges are set but yolk is still runny.
- Divide rice among four dishes. Top each with an egg and drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Sprinkle crisped garlic and ginger over everything and serve.