Here is the most absolutely delicious, better than your local Chinese takeout place fried rice recipe, as promised from yesterday. I stumbled upon this recipe on this site called Pinterest. I don’t know if any of you have ever heard of it…or if I ever mentioned it before….(subtle sarcasm much?) I’ve attempted fried rice numerous times, and it always came out greasy or just tasting way too much like soy sauce.
I had brown rice in the house and made about 3 cups worth. Ate one cup that night with my husband, and save the last 2 cups for this fried rice. Left over rice is the key to making this taste amazing.
So with out further a-do…
Fried Brown Rice
- 2 cups Brown Rice, leftover
- 3 TBS Sesame Oil
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 tsp minced garlic (I ran out of garlic and omitted it. Still tasted amazing w/o it)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- Optional: Chicken Breast, cubed
If you have a wok, fire that up on medium-high heat, if not a large pan will do. If you are using chicken, fry them up in about a tablespoon of olive oil. (If not using chicken, continue on to the next step!) Cook thoroughly, remove from pan and reserve in bowl.
Heat the 3 tablespoons of sesame oil then add your onions, peas, carrots and garlic (if you’re using it). Cook those for a few minutes, then push to the side of the wok/pan.
Lower the heat a bit, down to medium, and add your lightly beaten egg. Cook it around as if you were cooking a scrambled egg.
Once the egg is cooked, add rice and the soy sauce and mix together well. Cook that up till everything is nice and warm. If using chicken, add it back in, mix and serve!
It tastes amazing, even left over and reheated!