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AKwan’s Kitchen: How To Make Yin Yang Fried Rice

Yin yang fried rice is a popular Chinese dish that consists of 2 toppings served over fried rice. One side consists of chicken, onions, and ketchup sauce (the “red” side) and the other consists of shrimp, peas, and egg whites (the “white side). Both are then poured on top of fried rice, formed into a shape of the yin-yang symbol. Here is a simple recipe on how to make it.

Full written recipe and outtakes/behind-the-scenes video after the jump.

Outtakes and behind-the-scenes:

For fried rice base:
– already-cooked rice, left to cool overnight
– 2 eggs, beaten

For the “red side”:
– 1 chicken breast, sliced
– 1/2 onion, sliced
– about 1/2 cup of tomato ketchup

For the “white side”:
– 8 shrimp, deshelled and deveined
– 1/2 cup of peas
– 3 separated egg whites only
– 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water

1.) Marinate the sliced chicken breast with a little bit of salt, white pepper powder, sugar, and rice cooking wine.
2.) Marinate the shrimp with a little bit salt, white pepper powder, and some cornstarch.
3.) Heat up some oil in a skillet and add the rice to it. Using a spatula, loosen up the cold rice liberally.
4.) When the rice starts to get hot and crackling, pour the 2 beaten eggs on top; stir-fry to cook eggs through.
5.) When the eggs are cooked all the way through, remove fried rice from heat into a dish and set aside.
6.) In a clean skillet, heat up some oil and add the sliced onions in.
7.) Let the onions sweat a bit and when they get translucent, add the chicken in.
8.) When the chicken is cooked through, add the ketchup in and mix.
9.) In a separate clean skillet, heat up some oil and add the shrimps in.
10.) When the shrimps turn halfway orange, add in the peas, egg whites, and cornstarch/water mixture to thicken.
11.) When done, pour the “red side” onto one side on top of the fried rice and the “white side” onto the other side on top of the fried rice, while making the toppings out into the shape of a yin-yang symbol.

And voila! Serve and enjoy your homemade yin yang fried rice! Nom nom nom!

Good luck!


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