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I'm moving to a new town and I'll have to buy a bunch of new cookware. I already have a wok, some wooden cooking utensils, a george foreman grill, a set of jars for flour, rice, etc. a big-ass cast iron skillet, and a couple of random pots and pans.
What else should I have?
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I love fried rice, and sometimes I try to make it at home, but I can never get it to be really flavorful.
I have a wok and an electric stove, and it actually does pretty well. I don't know if I have a very hot stove or what. I leave my rice out to get dry, and the texture is actually pretty much perfect when I do it in the wok. Maybe because I usually leave the rice out at room temperature instead of in the fridge, I don't know. I heat the wok and then pour in peanut oil, put in my garlic and some red chili flakes, and then after about 45 seconds I add the rice in. Stir it around a bit, then add some soy sauce and sherry. After it heats up a bit, I move the rice to the sides and then add the frozen veggie mix, and that heats up and I mix it with the rice. Once the veggies are warm I add my meat (I use leftovers most of the time so it doesn't need to be cooked) and stir a couple more times over a couple minutes, then plate it. I've tried adding hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, more soy sauce, salt and pepper, fish sauce...whatever I try, it seems bland. Any tips or ideas on what I'm doing wrong?