The trick to making perfect fried rice is to be certain the rice is absolutely dry. If it is too moist, it tends to clump and absorb too much oil. Fried rice is a great way to use leftover rice, and the possible variations are endless. Bits of ham, chicken, roast pork, vegetables, and eggs contrast visually and flavor the rice. Unlike boiled rice, this is served as a separate course. At a banquet, it would come at the very end. For a variation, try making it with shredded chicken. Cool and serve as a cold rice salad.
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