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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 24 2008
24 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 25, 2008 MB Authentic Chinese CHINESE FRIED RICE Recipe: KIRRILY LA ROSA. Photographer: STEVE BROWN. Ingredients: Serves: 4. 11/2 cups long-grain white rice; 3 eggs; 2 teaspoons sesame oil; 3 teaspoons peanut oil; 5 (30g each) dried Chinese pork sausages, thinly sliced; 3 green onions, thinly sliced; 2 garlic cloves, crushed; 1 long red chilli, finely chopped; 2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce; 1 tablespoon oyster sauce; 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed; 1 long red chilli, deseeded, thinly sliced lengthways, to serve Method: Cook rice following absorption method on packet until tender. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread rice over prepared tray. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Combine eggs and half the sesame oil in a jug. Heat a wok over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon peanut oil. Swirl to coat. Add one-third of the egg mixture. Swirl to coat. Cook for 1 minute or until just set. Remove to a board. Roll up. Thinly slice. Repeat twice with remaining peanut oil and egg mixture. Add sausage and onion to wok. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until sausage has browned. Add garlic and chilli. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add rice, soy sauce, oyster sauce, peas and remaining sesame oil. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until heated through. Top with chilli. Serve. Dried Chinese pork sausage (lup chong) is available in the Asian section of supermarkets. You could use 175g rindless, shortcut bacon rashers, chopped, instead. For more recipes, grab the latest issue of Super Food Ideas, Australia's leading food magazine. Ask Kim Can you tell me what rice is best for what dish? Koshihikari is a Japanese short- grain rice. It is perfect for sushi, nori-maki and other Japanese dishes. Arborio rice is a medium-grain rice with a creamy and firm texture. It is commonly used in risotto and is also suitable for paella. Basmati is traditionally used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Jasmine rice is a long-grain Thai variety, with a nutty aroma and delicate taste. This variety is per- fect for Southeast Asian curries and stir-fries. The most commonly used variety is long-grain white rice. This rice works well as a meal base or in salads. Unlike its white cousins, brown rice retains its bran layer during processing, giving it a nutty flavour and harder texture. Brown rice is good for soups or as a stuffing. Kim Coverdale is food editor at Super Food Ideas. Email her at email@example.com TOP NOSH www.innerwestweekly.com.au Seafood SYDNEY Fish Market's specials for the week starting Monday, September 22. Prices are in kg/ doz. Christie's Seafoods: kumamoto style pacific oysters, SA, $14.90 doz. Claudio's Quality Seafoods: tiger flat- head fillets, skinned & boned, NSW, $24.99kg. De Costi Seafood: baby octopus, NSW, $17.90kg. Musumeci Seafoods: farmed mulloway fillets, SA, $28.90kg. Nicholas Seafoods: green banana prawns, Qld, $9.99kg. Peter's Fish Market: pink ling fillets, NZ, $19.99kg. WINE DE BORTOLI was among those who pioneered the NSW Riverina's emergence from a cheap bulk- winemaking region to one that now relishes world-wide recognition. They've released a mouth-watering new Sacred Hill label semillon sauvignon blanc in time for summer celebrations. It's value buying at just $7.49. Specials FRANKLINS Quilton toilet roll varieties 6s, $2.99, save $2. Bio Zet laundry concentrate powder/ softener varieties 2.5kg, $7.99, save up to $6.50. Smart Juice/Extra Juicy non- refrigerated juice varieties 1.5-2 litre, $1.99, save $1. 1.25lt Pepsi/Schweppes soft drink varieties, buy 4 for $4, save up to $3.44. 5th or more $1 each or single unit price $1.86 each. 100g Fantastic rice crackers varieties, buy 2 for $2.50, save $1.88. 3rd or more $1.25 each or single unit price $2.19 each On sale until Sunday, September 28, while stocks last. Savings are off reg- ular prices. Savings may differ in your store. ALDI Bananas, $1.99kg. Strawberries, 500g, $1.99, or 40c per 100g. Broccoli, $1.49kg. Thompson seedless grapes, $3.99kg. Produce prices effective until Monday, September 29. WOOLWORTHS Prime quality beef T-bone steak, $14.95kg, save $9.04kg. Fresh medium cooked Crystal Bay prawns, $19.88kg, save $5.11kg. Chicken breast fillets skinless, from the deli dept, $10.96kg. Truss tomatoes, $3.98kg. Vetta pasta 400-500g or Rinoldi instant pasta 400g, $1.49ea, save 50c. On sale until Sunday, September 28, unless sold out earlier. Limits per customer may apply. The right recipe for a good night NAME: Le Sarab WHERE: 86 Majors Bay Rd, Concord. Phone 8765 0014 OPEN: 11am-late every day PROFILE: Fiona Brady A selection of mezza. Jack Hammam at Le Sarab. I'VE never sung karaoke in Arabic, but it sounds like fun. Combine it with a traditional Lebanese feast and you've got all the ingredients for a great night out in my opinion -- and the opinion of the devoted patrons of Le Sarab in Concord. The karaoke (in Arabic and English) is only on Thursday nights but it's very popular, according to manager Jack Hammam, who says people come from all over Sydney. Unfortunately because our visit is on a Friday there's no karaoke but it's a gorgeous spring afternoon, perfect for chilling out at a pavement table. Although it's only lunch time the place is buzzing and many people are starting their weekends early with a glass of wine or a beer as Le Sarab is fully licensed. Now when sharing dishes, it is best when your dining companion has slightly different tastebuds to you and today is my lucky day. My companion immediately zeroes in on the vegetarian options, while it is the skewers that have my mouth watering. Mind you, I wouldn't mind being a vegetarian if it always tasted like the mezza (appetisers) at Le Sarab, particularly the fried slices of eggplant ($10), crispy fried cauliflower ($8), potatoes in coriander ($8) and vine leaves stuffed with rice and spices ($8). My favourite non-meat dish is the falafels, with their crispy exterior and soft inside of chick peas, broad beans, garlic, herbs and spices ($12 for six). Dipped in the tahini and a helping of tabouli, it's heavenly. The manager says all the salads and dips are made to order and they taste like it too. But for a meat-lover like me, the skewers are top-notch, particularly the lamb which is tender and tasty.
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