I am so proud of myself. I made fried rice from scratch tonight. I thought it was going to be really hard (from years of watching flashy Benihana chefs do it). It turns out it’s actually really easy and it tastes just like what you get at Chinese restaurants!
I cobbled together several recipes from online and came up with this:
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 green onion chopped finely
- 1 cup frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, and corn mixture) thawed
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- soy sauce (to taste, approx. 2 tbs)
- olive oil
Cook rice according to package directions (for me that was 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes).
Next, take out large skillet (or wok). Add butter. Pour in the eggs and the green onion. Add a little pepper and scramble until eggs are cooked, but still moist.
Scrape eggs to the side of the skillet and add about a tablespoon of oil to the other half. Add fluffed rice and veggies. Stir egg in and mix thoroughly.
If veggies are still somewhat frozen cover with a large lid for about a minute. Uncover and stir rice. Cover again. After two or three minutes add soy sauce and continue cooking for another two minutes.
Makes two meal-sized portions.
And here’s the photo of the day to prove how well it turned out!