I make this often, it is a favorite at my house! Make certain that your rice is cold before using in this recipe, so don't throw out that leftover rice from your Chinese food take-out, or prepare your rice a day ahead and refrigerate. The chili flakes are optional, add in if you like some heat! You can really make this rice using whatever cooked meat you have on hand. In place of the mushrooms you can use cooked fresh or frozen peas or use both! Cooking and prep time does not include cooking the rice.