March 25, 2010

Fried Rice

I love fried rice - not only is it a one-pot meal, but it is a clean-out-the-fridge meal. This recipe is more of a method. So adjust the ingredients to what you want.

Fried Rice
Vegetable oil
4 c cooked rice
3 c chopped vegetables 
1 inch grated ginger
1 garlic clove
2 eggs
Soy sauce
1 Tbsp oyster sauce (optional)
1/2 lb raw shrimp, peeled, devined, tails off

Saute vegetables, garlic, and ginger in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil until slightly softened over medium high heat. (I used carrots, celery, onion, and edamame. Use whatever you have, but onions are a must!)

 This was rice from our dinner a few days ago.

Add in rice and a few teaspoons of soy sauce and oyster sauce, stir for a minute.

In a small bowl combine eggs and about 1 Tbsp of soy sauce (this replaces your salt to season), whisk together.

Add to rice mixture and stir until eggs are cooked through.

Add raw shrimp.

You never want to overcook shrimp so I added it raw at the end and cooked until it was just pink. See?

Season with soy sauce and pepper if needed. Serve nice and hot. Garnish with green onions and cilantro if desired.

Now you don't have to use shrimp - use any protein. The protein may need to be handeled differently depending on what it is (use ham, chicken, beef, pork...). If it is cooked meat (ie leftovers - cleaning out fridge see?), add at the end, after the eggs. If it is raw meat, cook first, set aside then add in after the eggs.

Other veggies that are great in this:
broccoli (may want to steam a little bit first)
bell peppers
bean sprouts (probably would add in at the end, don't cook them)

What do you put in your stir fry?


camilla said...

It sounds so good. Might need to make that for dinner tomorrow night.

Luisa said...

We do that around here to. It's a hit for us:)

jeri said...

My mother-in-law makes fried rice with ketchup and mustard. No soy sauce, no egg, no veggies. Yours looks much tastier. I even have some shrimp in the freezer. Mmmmmmm.