Did you ever wish you could whip up a batch of tasty, comforting fried rice in your own kitchen? Have you ever wondered if you could turn a tub of day-old rice and a few random ingredients you probably already have in the fridge into a delicious meal? Well I’m here to tell you that you can! This is a departure from the usual theme of this blog, but everybody loves a good recipe, right?
There are two caveats to this recipe: 1) the rice must be made previously and cold – ideally leftover rice you need to use up. If you try to use freshly cooked rice it will stick together and be gummy; and 2) You need to have toasted sesame oil on hand. It really doesn’t taste right without it. Everything else depends on your preference, and what you have on hand.
- Leftover, or cooked and cooled rice
- Canola oil, or similar
- carrots, peas, other vegies
- beaten egg
- meat or other add-ins (optional)
- soy sauce
- toasted sesame oil
Cook egg in oil over medium heat. You can allow it to harden in a sheet, and chop it up a bit. Remove and set aside.
Add more oil, and cook onion, carrots, peas, garlic and any other vegies for a few minutes. Add rice and cook for a few more minutes. Stir in a few generous shakes of soy sauce. Add in any other pre-cooked items (e.g. meat) and cooked egg. When everything is cooked and starting to brown lightly, turn off the heat. Stir in a few shakes of toasted sesame oil, and voila, yummy fried rice!