Honey is one of the best substitute for the glaze in this glazed duck recipe. Honey is also a very healthy substitute because of its antioxidant property so try substituting honey for brown sugar.
Fried Ginger Rice with Soy Glazed Duck
2 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 Duck breasts, skinned and diagonally cut into thin slices
8 Spring onions, trimmed and diagonally thinly sliced
2 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 tablespoon Freshly chopped coriander
2-3 tablespoon Japanese spy sauce
4 tablespoon Peanut or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Mirin (sweet rice wine) or sherry
4 oz Lean ham, diced
11 oz Long-grain brown rice
6 oz Mangetout, diagonally cut in half
1 1/2 pints Chicken stock
Fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped into 2-inch piece
Freshly ground black pepper Sprigs of fresh coriander, to garnish
Sweet or hot chili sauce, to taste (optional)
Put the duck slices in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, the mirin, 1 teaspoon of the sugar and one-third of the ginger, stir. Leave to stand.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add the garlic and half the remaining ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly until translucent. Stir in all but 4 fl oz of the stock, with 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce, and bring to the boil. Season with pepper. Reduce the heat to very low and simmer, cover for 25-30 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Cover and leave to stand.
Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan or wok. Drain the duck strips and add to the frying pan. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until just colored. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and the remaining sugar and cook for 1 minute until glazed. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
Stir in the ham, mangetout, spring onions, the remaining ginger and the chopped coriander. Add the remaining stock and duck marinade and cook until the liquid is almost reduced. Fork in the rice and a little chili sauce to taste (if you’re using it), stir well. Turn into a serving dish and top with the duck. Garnish with coriander sprigs and serve immediately.
Fried Ginger Rice with Soy Glazed Duck is a lovely dish for your weekend family meals. Go ahead, try it!