Fried Rice | Blue Ribbon


Jamie's Fried Rice
Jamie Oliver's fried rice vid (above) attracted some social media attention that opined he didn't do justice to the dish. However, we think he did fine: a quick whip-up in a Western kitchen using ingredients available in the West. These include the use of 'chilli jam' (for a bit of zing) which is just sweet chilli sauce (in the East) and tofu (the video mentioned 'firm silken tofu', that's probably regular tofu as silken tofu will turn into mush on stir-frying).

The Blue Ribbon
An experienced, Western-trained chef can arrive at a dish like fried rice reasonably competently even if his or her methods and ingredients differ substantially from the old recipes. We tested the dish as shown and it was delicious. Western cooking has a rich repertoire of techniques which can be applied across genres. Le Cordon Bleu ('the blue ribbon'), under the auspices of Penjana (MY's economic stimulus package), is offering fully-funded culinary reskilling courses, including in the crafting of the following (apply here):
  • Thyme and Sundried Tomato Fougasse
  • Cheese Flammkuche, Florentine Barre
  • Lavender Sable Breton
  • Vanilla Eclair, Cream Choux Buns
  • Manguo Salsa et Gumbo
  • Fish Promfet Mousse
  • Stuffed Crepes with Salmon & Spinach