duck fried rice

1 Tbs or so peanut or vegetable oil

1 cup cooked duck--chopped or shredded with skin

2 cups cooked rice

1 scallion--chopped

1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic

handful of fresh cilantro--stemmed

1 egg--lightly whisked

2 Tbs hoisin sauce

2 tsp light soy sauce

1 tsp mirin

1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger

1/4 tsp (more or less if you like/dislike heat) hot chili sauce

dash sesame oil


in a small bowl, mix together the hoisin, soy, mirin, ginger, chili sauce and sesame oil.  set aside. place wok on high heat and once heated, add the peanut or vegetable oil.  immediately toss in the duck to crisp up a bit.  add the garlic. do not let the garlic brown. add the egg and stir so it doesn't cook in a lump...push it up the sides of the wok, then toss in the rice and the scallions. stir to break up the rice, but also to incorporate the egg and the other bits into the rice. add the hoisin mixture and cook until it is absorbed. at last minute, toss in the cilantro.  this should all take less than 10-15 minutes to throw together. for the most part, you can increase or decrease the amount of everything in this recipe. it is a matter of taste.  if you want more duck, toss it in there...no scallions..no problem.  this is a simple dish that is really about what you have on hand, and what you like.  enjoy!