There are an assorted few recipes here on the blog. I am 100% not a cook at all....but since being with Zach, his add a bit of this and see what happens kind of cooking has rubbed off on me. This is one of those types of recipes. Fried rice is one of the easiest things to make and I totally think it should be in your recipe Rolodex. I'm sure you have some of these things in your stock right now, and if not you can omit a few things or run out and grab a few things. I'm going to share with you my base recipe with a dash of fun added in (like the chicken). Honestly I made this with instant rice before we had a rice cooker and it still tasted great. This is easy and affordable, so here we go.
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ingredients // 2 cups uncooked rice (instant is fine, I used Jasmine rice), 2 cups frozen mixed veggies, 2 eggs, 2 tsp oil (I used sesame but olive oil will work too), soy sauce to taste
optional // 1 lb chicken cubed, 1 tsp ginger paste (or fresh ginger), 2 chilies chopped, fresh green onions chopped, 1/2 yellow onion diced, sesame seeds
The base recipe excludes all the optional parts of this recipe (obviously) so you can skip over those parts in the.
Prepare the rice according to the directions. I made this with instant rice for years, it has only been recently that I'be been using the rice cooker. If you don't have a rice cooker, you need one. I put this step first because if you have the rice cooker you can let the rice cook while you prepare the chicken.
Cube the chicken and saute in oil with onions, ginger, and chilies. Cook thoroughly and move to a separate dish.
Once rice is cooked, add to hot pan (add more oil before if needed). Add in soy sauce - this is a personal preference thing, but don't worry you can add more in at the end too. Stir in frozen veggies. Allow to cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
Move rice from center of the pan to create area to cook the eggs. Break two eggs into the pan. Allow to cook lightly then break yolks. Stir the eggs in the center of the pan until they start to cook (think scrambled egg consistency). Once cooked, fold into remaining rice.
Add in chicken. At this point taste the rice, add in more soy sauce if needed. Continue to cook until thoroughly heated. Add in green onions right before serving, stir.
Add a dash of sesame seeds as a garnish.
Depending on how gluttonous you are, this recipe probably serves 4.
Soooooo, like I said if you just cook the rice, saute it in oil, add in soy sauce, add veggies, add egg (even that is optional) and cook it all up, you'll have some delicious & super easy fried rice. If you have an egg that is about to expire or you have some leftover rice - even white rice from the take out place - you can have some yummy fried rice. Better yet if you have leftover white rice from the take out place, make rice pancakes.
Like I said, I'm no professional but this rice is the bomb.com. Perfect for a girl on her own, a college gal, family of two, or potluck (just maybe double it!) - just make this recipe, ok?
Do you have a favorite, easy recipe? Any ones you'd like to share?