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Nelli778's Hilo Style Fried Rice Recipe

3 cups cooked & cooled white rice
Portugese sausage, bacon (whatever meat you want, however much you want)
1 med onion (all cut up)
3 eggs (crack & scramble in a small bowl)
Oyster sauce
Sesame oil

Mixed cooled rice with oyster sauce. (don't put too much sauce). Place on the side. Put

meat into a big pot, cook till nice and brown. Put chopped up onions in pot. Cook till

almost see through. Move meat/onion to one side of the pot, pour about 1/3 of the raw

scrambled egg mixture then scramble in pot with spoon/spatula. Continue till all eggs are

scrambled. Dump rice/oyster sauce mix into pot. Keep mixing all the ingredients. Pour

some sesame oil then mix. Pour some shoyu then mix. Keep cooking in pot till ready.

Findings & Conclusion

I don't really know what to say about the results of the Fried Rice Fiesta. First off, congratulations to Nelli778 for having the guts to issue a WOW Grinds Challenge and go up against the legends of fried rice in Hawaii, then coming in 2nd place. I hope your Dad is happy with his big win.


Planning the Fried Rice Fiesta

The Fried Rice Fiesta was held on June 5, 2008. Nelli778, a personal friend and visitor to, believed that her homemade fried rice could take down some of the heavyweights of Hawaii's fried rice world. This was our first WOW Grinds Challenge. Here's how we planned it...


What is fried rice?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fried rice is a popular component of Chinese cuisine and other forms of Asian cuisine. It is made from cold leftover rice fried with other leftover ingredients.[1] It is sometimes served as the penultimate dish in Chinese banquets (just before dessert). Fried rice is a common staple in American Chinese cuisine, especially in the westernized form sold at fast-food stands. The most common form is a basic fried rice, often with some mixture of eggs, scallions, and vegetables, with chopped meat (usually pork or chicken, sometimes beef or shrimp) added at the customer's discretion. Fried rice is also seen in other Asian American restaurants, even in cuisines where there is no native tradition of the dish such as the Caribbean. The dish is also a staple of Chinese restaurants in the United Kingdom (both "sit-in" and "takeaway"), and fried rice is very popular in the West African nations of Ghana and Togo, both as a restaurant food and as street food.

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WOW Grinds take on local fried rice...

I think local style fried rice is similar to Chinese restaurant kind, but different. Local fried rice is like the 2nd or 3rd cousin to traditional Chinese fried rice. Both ono tho.

Fried Rice Selection Rationale

Here are the competitors listed in random order and the reasons we selected them to compete.