Did You Know?

It’s been said that fried rice originated in Sui dynasty in 589- 618 AD. It was introduced as a way to utilize leftover food, which is why recipes call for leftover rice. But WAIT, it’s not just about that. Leftover rice is used because it actually produces better fried rice. Making fried rice introduces moisture, meaning if you use freshly cooked rice, you’ll be reintroducing moisture back into rice that is already moist – resulting in mush. Leftover rice has been dried out, so it’s perfect for the gig. Not so shabby, people from Sui dynasty.