Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fried Rice with Dried Scallops and Egg Whites

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My family loves the Fried Rice with Dried Scallops of King Chef along Banawe st. in Quezon City.  We have never eaten at the restaurant itself, preferring instead to order take-outs.  And on the numerous occasions that we did, the Fried Rice with Dried Scallops is consistently on our list.

So when I found myself at the receiving end of a bagful of dried scallops, recreating it immediately came to mind.  Here's my version...

Fried Rice with Dried Scallops and Egg Whites
(Serves 6-8)

  • 1/2 cup dried scallop shreds
  • 5 cups cooled cooked rice
  • asparagus, or chinese broccoli stems
  • 6 to 8 egg whites (1 cup)
  • 3 sprigs of spring onion (when finely sliced/chopped, should come to about one cup, white and green parts separated)
  • 1 Tbsp chicken stock powder
  •  dash of salt and freshly ground pepper

  1. Rinse the dried scallops and rub off any white film on their surface. Wash and place in bowl, covered with hot water overnight or upto 24 hours.
  2. Drain scallops, reserving the stock . Shred scallops by hand, discarding the hard muscles. Bake scallops in oven till crispy. Set aside for later use.
  3. Heat wok and put in 1/8 cup of oil. Fry dried scallops shreds until golden brown. Dish up scallops shreds leaving behind oil in wok.
  4. Whisk together the egg whites, the stock from the scallop until it reaches upto 1 cup full. Season with salt and pepper. Fry egg whites, scrambled until cooked, dish up. Do not overcook.
  5. (use the same wok, unwashed, but make sure there are no egg whites left in wok) Put in 1-2 tbsp oil into wok and put in sliced white parts of spring onion. Saute for 3 seconds and put in rice. Toss rice for about 3-4 minutes until rice is very hot and evenly coated with the oil. Toss in sliced asparagus. Season with chicken stock powder and salt. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  6. When rice is nicely seasoned, put in egg whites. Toss until evenly distributed. You may add in fried scallop shreds and green parts of spring onion now or sprinkle them on top of rice later.
  7. Enjoy it while hot!

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Mom-Friday said...

Wow I love this combo!!! Now I need to ask mama if she has some dried scallops lying around, hehehehe :)))
Our usual fried rice orders at restos are Yang Chow and Salted Fish rice :)

palengkequeen said...

I love this! Phenomenal! Now, when to try it....

Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings said...

oooh...it's like XO fried rice! Hehehe...I enjoy dried scallops in my XO sauce, so I can imagine how much I will like this dish! Have to try soon!

xoxoMrsMartinez | Mrs-Martinez.com said...

Egg white lang?! What did you do with yellow? Did you make it into leche flan? ; p


Rizza Gatchalian said...

I seriously love the spring onion garnish!

The Purple Doll said...

I love King Chef, but I've never tried this particular fried rice there.. ^^ Anyway, I'm sure your version is as delish! Thanks for sharing this recipe, i'll try to recreate it some time soon.. :)

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