Leftover Duck Fried Rice with Basmati Brown RiceJump to Recipe
If you have never eaten Duck Fried Rice, this dish is a must try. This recipe came about after roasting a whole duck. And if you have every roasted a whole duck, you know that there is a good amount of meat stuck on the bones and neck. It is amazing how much shredded meat comes off the bones. Hence, reserve them to make this dish.
Moreover, the recipe calls for using cooked basmati brown rice. This choice makes the duck fried rice healthier than many fried rice recipes. The choice of basmati brown rice is an excellent one because the grains is better than regular brown rice.
In addition, the choice of vegetables in this duck fried rice is important. When choosing vegetables for fried rice, the use of firm textured veggies usually works best. They leave an al dente mouth feel once cooked properly. Some common choices of vegetables include onions, bell peppers carrots and zucchini. Overall, these selections make the dish healthier.
What are some appropriate substitutions if duck meat isn’t available to make this fried rice?
To name a few, left over chicken meat is a perfect choice. This is especially true and better by pulling the meat off of the bones from a whole roasted chicken. There is always so much meat left on the bones and they are the most delicious. The other choice that works well is jumbo lump crap meat. This one is an easy choice too, as you may purchase a can of pasteurized crab meat in may local grocery stores. Be sure to pick it over to remove any bits of shells. An finally, for the rice, jasmine brown rice is a perfect selection. Any of these choices works amazingly. Instead of duck fried rice you end up with either chicken or crab fried rice.
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Duck Fried Rice| with leftover duck meat and Basmati Brown Rice
This easy and healthy version of fried rice uses Basmati Brown Rice and left over duck meat. It's so delicious and versatile. So that means you can use left over chicken meat.
- 3 cups shredded duck meat (Use left over duck meat). Can substitute leftover chicken meat)
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil
- 2 large eggs whisked thoroughly in bowl
FOR THE RICE:
- 1 cup basmati brown rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
FOR THE VEGETABLES:
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 small onion peeled and diced small
- 2 small carrots peeled and diced small
- 1 small red bell pepper seeded and diced small
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon garlic Finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1 cup baby zucchini sliced or chopped
- 1 -2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves packed
- 1/2 cup scallions
Cook the Eggs:
In a small non-stick frying pan, heat 2 teaspoons avocado oil.
Add the eggs, Stir constantly to scramble. Cook until slightly soft.
Remove the eggs to a bowl.
Cook the rice: This can be done up to one day prior and refrigerate.
In a 2-quart saucepan, add the rice, salt and water. Cover.
Bring to a boil using high heat.
Reduce the heat to low, and simmer 35 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed.
Turn off the stove and let rest for 10 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and cool completely.
Note: I usually cool down in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Cook the Vegetables:
In a large saute pan, or wok, add the avocado oil and sesame oil. Heat over medium heat.
Add the onions and saute 1 minute.
Add the carrots and peppers. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Cook 1-2 minutes.
Add the garlic, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cook 30 to 60 seconds.
Add the zucchini. Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix. Cook 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the shredded duck meat, Brown rice, soy sauce, cooked eggs and fresh basil leaves. Mix to combine. Turn off the heat.
Add scallions. Mix.
Plate and enjoy!
Some suggested substations:
- Instead of duck meat, use left over chicken meat
- Instead of baby zucchini, use one small or 1/2 medium regular zucchini
- Instead of basmati brown rice, substitute jasmine brown rice