Chilli fried rice with Chinese roast duck and lychees

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 - 6 people

There's no need to limit yourself to roast duck here; this dish works just as well with chicken, prawns or pork.

  • 50 ml grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 red or golden shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400 gm (2 cups) cooked cold jasmine rice
  • 1 Chinese roast duck, meat stripped from the bone and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp Chinese roasted chilli paste, or to taste, plus extra to serve (see note)
  • 1 tbsp Chinkiang vinegar
  • 12 lychees, pitted and coarsely torn
  • 2/3 cup each (loosely packed) coriander and mint
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
01   Heat oils in a large wok over high heat, add shallots and stir-fry until soft (2-3 minutes), then add ginger and garlic, and stir to combine. Add rice, stir-fry until warmed through (4-5 minutes), then add duck, soy sauce, chilli paste and vinegar, and stir-fry until duck is heated through (3-4 minutes). Toss lychees through rice, remove from heat, stir in herbs and spring onions, and serve hot with extra roast chilli paste.

Note Chinese roasted chilli paste, a mixture of roasted chilli flakes and garlic in oil, is available from select Asian grocers.

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