Whenever I miss home, I usually get a craving for some food that I can only get when I'm back in Hilo. Today, I decided to whip up my favorite, fried rice. I like to call this the Hilo-style fried rice because this was inspired by a restaurant I used to work at while I was in high school called Kuhio Grille.
Basically, it's a bunch of meat, a dash of eggs and a sprinkle of green onions. The real magic comes from the mixture of shoyu (or soy sauce for da mainlanders) and oyster sauce. This mix gives your fried rice that infamous brown color, but most of all, it gives it that extra taste that you'll find in most Hawaiian style fried rice dishes.
So you ready? K den, let's check um out...
- day old rice
- potagee sausage (spicy)
- green onions
cut up all your "ingredaments" and whip dem eggs
prep da secret sauce: mix shoyu and oyster sauce.
fry up da meats and scramble your eggs...
unless you like um all raw, up to you.
scoop da day old rice in the pan and start frying um
add secret sauce to rice. this gives it color and the broke the mouth taste!
add meat attack "ingredaments"
add eggs. you can't mess this up.
add green onions (only mix this in when you almost pau...)
marvel at your concoction, den pound fried rice like it's going outta style!
kanak attack. take 1-2 hour nap.
hate yourself for making so much dirty dishes.
So that's the basic steps for making yourself a "Hilo-style" fried rice. Add ingredients as you wish, but in my case, I used:
- 6 cups of day old rice
- 1 can Spam
- 1 Portuguese sausage
- 5 eggs
- 1 bunch of green onions
- shoyu/oyster sauce, mix to taste :)
I hope someone will enjoy this fried rice series. But if you ever make it to Hilo, go to Kuhio Grille, order the fried rice (preferably the fried rice and boneless Korean chicken combo) and prepare to get an instant kanak attack!!! Aloha...