You probably saw the video when the internet got its hands on it: Uncle Roger, a persona played by Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, reacting to BBC’s Egg Fried Rice Video.
Many went on to criticise the recipe for its numerous failings. Such as: not washing the rice at the start, adding too much water to the rice, draining the rice in a colander after it was done, and running it under tap water after. The approach was likened to pasta. And though the two are grains, that’s about where the similarities end.
Since then, Nigel Ng and Hersha Patel, the BBC Food presenter, have come together to collaborate on a proper cooking tutorial for egg fried rice. It’s only been a few days but the video already has over three million views. Needless to say, this is one highly anticipated recipe video for egg fried rice.
Fried rice is one of the most nostalgic and classic dishes in the hallmark of Asian food. If you were looking for easy Asian fried rice recipes, here is a list of eight versions for you to try. From home cook Lace Zhang’s grandmother’s recipe to a Peranakan-inspired Laksa fried rice dish.