Friday, March 8, 2013

Food Friday - Fried Rice

Fried Rice
adapted from Life as a Lofthouse

  You may recall that last week I shared a great recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken.  Well, what do you need with good Chinese food?? Fried rice of course!!  I have (or should say had) another recipe that I usually used but this one was much more simple so I thought I would try it out.  Guess what?  It is great! I will say that I used "fresh" rice so it didn't have quite the "bite" that fried rice normally does but the flavor was really good and the left overs were wonderful.  You could turn this into a great lunch by adding a package of chopped ham or salad shrimp to it as well. 

Fried Rice                                                                                             
3 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover rice works best!)
3 tbs sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce
      On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.  Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated!   **You could really play around with this rice too! Try adding some diced ham, or green onion :) Yum!