Andrew Francisco calls Austin home, but the well-traveled chef spent his high school years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia–a seminal experience that informs his cooking to this day. Francisco recently left his post as chef de cuisine at Olivia in Austin in order to open Mettle, an all-day bistro located on the city’s east side and slated to open in late February or early March.
The father of three young children, Francisco is constantly looking for healthful dishes that everyone will eat. His shrimp fried rice is a family favorite because it’s quick to prepare and can be made with a variety of ingredients, depending on what you have around. It will likely become a favorite of yours, too. Check it out in the latest edition of the Sous Chef Series.
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