One would expect Chinese fried rice to be filled with vibrant colours and many different ingredients. However, this Billionaires fried rice is a simple and healthier variant, very aromatic and with lovely texture. This is one of our go-to recipes to prep in bulk for the week, especially during those we-just-want-to-be-lazy days. The only challenge in this recipe is getting the egg whites under low-medium heat to a nice soft texture. From what we know, it is called ‘Billionaires’ because it is considered as a luxury dish due to the high-quality expensive ingredients used to make this dish, including dried scallops, fresh crab or lobster and fish roe. Sounds all so yum! But we can’t afford all that!!? We only use dried scallops as it is easy to prep and store for a long time, and definitely gives the dish more flavour.
Firstly, you want to soak the dried scallops, preferrably overnight and then shred it on the next day. Do not throw the liquid! Reserve this later when we combine all the ingredents together in wok.
Next, diced up Kai Lan steams, blanch them in hot water for 30 seconds and run it under cold water and set aside. Heat wok at low-medium and season with oil. Pour in egg whites and stir as it whitens. Remove when it all whitens but still slightly undercooked and set aside. Heat up 2 tablespoon of oil in wok on medium-high heat and then add shredded dried scallops and stir fry. When they become more browned or start ‘jumping’, remove and set a side.
Re-coat wok with a bit of oil again, add rice and push them apart so they won’t clump up. As you separate the rice, pour in the liquid from soaking dried scallops.Add in partially cooked egg whites and mix well with rice. Add Kai Lan and fried dried scallops. Stir fry well and season with salt to your tasting. In the last 30 seconds, add in spring onions and sesame oil and stir fry. Ready to serve!