You'll never buy the fried rice from the local Chinese restaurant when you discover how easy and (above all) great tasting this recipe is. The secret is the sesame oil. If you don't have that, don't bother making it! Can add cooked chunked baby carrots and peas, if desired. Cold rice works best so it doesn't get mushy. I usually cook my rice the day before and keep in the refrigerator until ready to prepare.