Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of those recipes that is both simple and delicious. It puts good use to day-old rice that you might not know what to do with. Using old rice is critical because moisture has left the grain and this makes it better to fry. There are plenty of recipes to make great fried rice and mine vary from time to time depending on the ingredients I have on hand. What I do always apply are the following concepts I learned from my mom and through trial and error. This includes using white pepper instead of black, not overcooking the eggs, and waiting until the rice "dances" aka jumps, and putting in the soy sauce very last because it burns quickly. Doing this will allow you to use a variety of ingredients but create fantastic fried rice every time.


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups day-old white rice

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

  • 1/4 tsp white pepper

  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 3 eggs, lightly whisked

  • 3/4 cup green onions

  • 1 1/2 cups veggies - diced carrots & peas


Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in pan over a medium high flame. Cook eggs until soft but still a little runny (do not over cook) then place in a small bowl.

  2. Cook the rest of the solid ingredients until the vegetables are soft. Add the sesame oil, oyster sauce and soy sauce last. Finally combine the egg into the rice and enjoy!

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