Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is a basic fried rice recipe that has great American-Chinese food flavor. Once you get familiar with making it, the added ingredients possible are endless. Some ideas to add include peas, carrots, and bean sprouts.
- 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce (to your liking)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 cup rice, cooked
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup peas, cooked (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup diced carrot, cooked (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup bean sprouts (optional)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 green onion, chopped
- In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice. Set aside.
- In a large skillet or wok heat oil over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil and add onion. Cook until just tender.
- Move onions off to the sides of pan to form a circle and pour egg in middle. Begin scrambling the egg, and when they begin to solidify, add the rice mixture and cook 1-2 minutes.
- Add Peas, carrots, and bean sprouts (if using). Toss to combine ingredients and heat through. Serve immediately with garnish of freshly chopped green onions.
This made a very good fried rice! It's important to start with cold rice - leftovers work really well - so that the rice does not absorb too much moisture and become sticky. I added some fresh diced carrots and red bell pepper which I steamed with the peas before adding to the rice. I added an extra 1/2 cup or so of rice because I used extra veggies, and it was awesome. I love the sesame oil, and none of the flavors was overpowering. It was very balanced and the family ate it up - no leftovers! Thanks, 2Bleu, for another great one!
Quite yummy. Next time I think I might add the red pepper as another suggested.
A very nice basic recipe for fried rice. I halved the recipe and served with Veggie Shish Kabobs. Thanks!