Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fried Rice!

Fried Rice is one of the cheapest, tastiest, most spectacular meals. Making tons of rice at the beginning of the week, you can have an easy breakfast every morning, a quick midnight snack, or an easy way to incorporate all your leftover veggies.

The Most basic Fried Rice I make uses only four ingredients; carrots, onions, soy sauce, and rice of course. I love to use more elaborate ingredients and include some form of protein.

This recipe includes a vegetable that was on sale this week, Baby bok choy along with mushrooms and carrots.

Fried Rice as a "culinary exploration" has become, like curry, popular all over Asia and the world. New styles are being created everywhere from China and Thailand, to Africa, the UK, and America. Made with various meats, gravys, and things you don't want to know, Curries have made it into the local cart, shop, street, and restaurant culture. Here is the version I like.

2 tbsp Oil, 1 tbsp water
1 bunch Baby Bok Choy
8 oz Mushrooms
1 Carrot
1 medium Onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp each of Soy and Terriyaki sauce and more for your taste
3 cups cooked cold leftover rice
Green Onions for garnish and taste

Heat 2 tbsp Oil
Add Chopped Onion and Sautee 2 minutes, add Minced Garlic and sautee 30 seconds.
Add Carrots, Mushrooms, Bok Choy- Sautee 30 seconds
Add Terriyaki, Soy Sauce, Water - get boiling and cook for 2 minutes
Add Rice, and mix well, heating all the way through, 2 minutes
Make space on side of pan, beat three eggs and scramble.

I can't find any Fried Rice jokes so until next time!


  1. Yummmm yum! Josh and I are gonna make this! Maybe for dinner tomorrow! How do you feel about rice cookers?
    K & J

  2. Great recipe, it smells great and I can't wait to eat it. Also made pot stickers, it'll be EPIC when it is all done.

  3. maybe you could make a joke about flied lice since I think that chinese doesn't have r sound, and they say it like "L", although I'm not sure.
    anyways, wish you could come cook that for me in my kitchen.

  4. Yah - those were the only jokes I saw. i thought I should avoid them. haha.