Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fried Rice

Fried Rice
Here is my recipe for Fried Rice (it's adapted from the Better Homes and Garden Version)

1 tsp sesame oil or cooking oil
2 beaten eggs
1/2 bag of frozen peas and carrots
4-5 green onion chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp cooking oil
3-4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (plus more for seasoning)
2 tbsp water
dash ground red pepper
2 cups chilled cooked rice (I used 1-2 day old rice...I cook it in my rice cooker and spread in on a parchment lined cookie sheet and leave it in the fridge for a day or two before I plan to use it)
In a large skillet/wok add 1 tsp oil over medium heat....add beaten eggs, lifting and tilting skillet to
for a thin layer. Cook for 1 minute or until egg is set. Invert skillet over cutting board and cut egg
into short narrow strips; set aside for later

In the same skillet, add the sesame oil, green onion, garlic, peas/carrots and let cook for about 3-4 minutes (you can also add other veggies such as mushrooms,
asparagus, or broccoli if you want).

Stir soy sauce, water and red pepper.....add to veggies.

Stir in rice and saute for about two-3 minutes (I like to do it longer and in a thin layer so that the rice gets a little crispy).

I also add more soy sauce on top of the rice after I mix it, so that it's even coated :)

Finally, add the egg strips back in, cook a few more minutes, until egg is hot.