Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Cooking, Dinner, Featured

Was I the only one who was thinking fried rice was hard to make??  My husband and I would go out to eat and he would say how much he loved Japanese fried rice, but for some reason it never clicked for me to try to make it.  I always thought it must be tricky or time consuming and I never gave it a second thought.  Recently a friend shared her recipe for fried rice and I was surprised how simple it looked.  Well, I tried it last night, and my family loved it!  I made mine even more simple by using Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice, which cooks in the microwave in about 3 minutes and is delicious.  We had leftover pork chops from the night before, so I chopped those up and added them in as well. I also think it’d be fun to play with different kinds of veggies, but my family likes things more simple.  Try it out soon and add your own touch to it!

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

(Serves about 6)

4 cups of cooked rice (brown or white works just fine)

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of butter

2 eggs

1/2 onion, diced

1 cup of frozen peas

1 cup of shredded carrot

2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce

3 tablespoons of soy sauce

few dashes of pepper.

chopped chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp if desired

Cook your rice and set aside.  Heat olive oil and butter in a large wok, skillet, or griddle.  I did mine over medium high heat.  You want it to be hot enough so its sizzling, but not so hot that the oil is smoking.  Once hot, add your diced onion and cook until translucent.  Set aside.  Crack the 2 eggs into your pan and stir quickly as they cook.  (they will cook fast, so don’t leave them without stirring.)  Once they are cooked, add the onion, rice, peas, carrots and meat if you’re using it.  Stir and let it get heated through.  Add your teriyaki and soy sauce and cook a few more minutes.  Add pepper and adjust sauces to taste.  Serve immediately.

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