Friday, February 7, 2014

Easy to Make Fried Rice


Making fried rice for your family isn’t hard to do and it will taste like you bought take-out from your favorite Chinese restaurant.  You can also substitute some ingredients to personalize the dish to your taste.  So go ahead, make it once and prove to yourself how easy it is and that you can do it.  Then, when you’re ready to cook for friends, you’ll have the confidence to make it with ease.

Notice the photo above doesn’t have any peas.  I made this batch at the last minute and didn’t have any peas in the house so I went without and no one noticed or cared.  It was still great fried rice!

Ingredients
2 cups Cooked rice1
2 TBLS Oil2
1 Small – Medium Onion, chopped
¾ cup Peas, fresh or frozen3
¾ cup Frozen carrots, chopped, fresh or frozen3
2 Eggs, slightly beaten
2 ½ TBLS Soy sauce

Optional
3 TBLS Green onion, chopped
2 Oz Bean sprouts

1 You can cook the rice right before making this recipe and it will taste good, but I recommend using leftover or day old rice.  It will also work well if you can cook it in the evening or morning before you will make the fried rice.
2 Use 2 TBLS Sesame Oil or if you want to dilute the sesame flavor; 1 TBLS each of Sesame Oil and Olive Oil
3 Thaw the frozen vegetables before cooking them.

Instructions
Preheat a large wok or skillet to medium high heat.  When it is heated, pour in the oil and allow it to heat briefly.  Once the oil is heated add the vegetables (onion, peas and carrots).  The green onions and sprouts can wait to be added with the soy sauce.  Fry the vegetables until they are tender.

Push the vegetables to one side and add the eggs into the open side of the wok/skillet.  Use a wooden spoon or spatula to scramble the eggs.  When they are cooked combine the eggs and the vegetables.

Now add the rice to the mixture, pour the soy sauce on top (add the green onions and sprouts if you are going to use them) and stir until thoroughly mixed.

Serve hot and enjoy.

Yield
Serves: 6 - 8


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