Sunday, October 14, 2012

Easy Fried Rice

Better than take-out!
This is not an exact recipe, but it will give you 
the technique to turn a few leftovers into
 a new and tasty dish.  
This is a great way to up-cycle leftover rice.
 We brought home the white rice and the 
 stir fry entree leftover from dinner out. 
With a little of this and a little of that
I can have fried rice in 10 minutes.
You can also use your own planned leftovers:
 rice, beef, chicken, pork or shrimp. 
Chop an onion, carrot, and celery. Saute in hot oil
 and butter in a large skillet. Add the peas. Push
the cooked vegetables to one side of the skillet
 and on the empty side scramble the eggs. 
Break them up into small pieces
 and then combine with the vegetables. 
Season with salt or garlic salt and pepper.
Add the cooked rice and saute, stirring often.
Add the leftover entre' or whatever you have 
leftover: cooked chicken, shrimp or pork along with 
any vegetables that came with it. 
Give it a good douse of soy sauce. 
Continue sauteing until steamy hot.
This is more of a guide to a very flexible
use-what-you-have-on-hand recipe. 
Try it once and you'll have great take-in

Easy Fried Rice
3C leftover cooked rice
2T oil + 2T butter
1 T sesame oil
1 small onion, chopped
2t minced garlic
1-2 celery stalks, chopped
1-2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2C-1C frozen peas or
just use 1 C peas and carrots
(1/2C-1C any other vegetables 
you want to use up like: mushrooms, 
broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, etc)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
salt/garlic salt & pepper
1/4C-1/2C soy sauce + more to taste
In a large 12" skillet heat the oil and butter.
Saute the chopped vegetables until tender,
about 5 minutes. Add the peas; stir and saute 
another minute. Push the vegetables to one side
 of the pan and add the beaten eggs to the empty
 side and scramble breaking up into small pieces.
Combine everything and season with the s&p.
Add the rice and stir to combine well. Douse with
soy sauce to taste. Start with about 1/4 C. 
Saute until steaming hot.
 Mix in any leftover cooked entree 
you have on hand (chicken or pork or shrimp).
Stir until heated through. Taste for seasoning.
Add more soy sauce to taste. Serves 4


  1. My kind of cooking. Looks so yummy.

  2. Wow, I can't help drooling. I just love the Easy Fried Rice
    Well done!
    If you submitted your Easy Fried Rice photos to , I'll bet they will make you on the home page.
    Gosh, you have made me sooo hungry !

  3. I love straightforward instructions. I haven't made fried rice for so long now so I wanted to try how others do it. One of the best fried rice recipes I've tasted. Great recipes here!