House Special Fried Rice

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Sylvia Waldsmith

By
@sylviaskitchen

This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner using whatever veggies and protein you have in the fridge!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    chopped or grated carrot
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 c
    chopped vegetables, ie: broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, peas, spinach, cabbage...use what you have on hand. the key is to keep each vegetable separate from the others
  • 3 c
    cooked and cooled, long grain white or brown rice
  • 1 - 2 c
    cooked, chopped protein, ie: shrimp, chicken, beef, turkey, pork or any combination
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 4
    scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    ground black pepper to taste
  • ·
    scallions to garnish (optional)
  • ·
    salted peanuts to garnish (optional)

How to Make House Special Fried Rice

Step-by-Step

  1. First, a couple of hints….

    1. A wok would be great, but, not necessary! Use a large sauté or frying pan if you don’t have a wok.
    2. Heat your pan over medium high heat until it is very hot!
    3. Have all your ingredients ready to go when you start cooking. The process goes very quickly!
    4. *If at all possible, use cooled or refrigerated rice. The rice grains will be firmer and won’t get mushy during the cooking process.
    5. Keep things moving in your pan! Use a spatula or large spoon, but, keep stirring and tossing everything!
    6. Let’s get started!
  2. Heat your wok or pan over medium high heat until very hot. Add oil, then your onions and carrots.
  3. Keep the veggies moving, when the onions and carrots start to soften, add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  4. Now, looking at your vegetable additions, decide which will take the longest to cook and add those vegetables to the pan first! For instance, broccoli, cabbage and asparagus will take the longest, put those in the pan first and let them cook for 2 – 3 minutes before adding mushrooms, peas or spinach.
  5. Cook the veggies until crisp tender (maybe 5 – 6 minutes).
    Remember, keep everything moving!
  6. Add in the rice, breaking up any clumps, keep everything moving and cook for 2 minutes to heat the rice.
  7. Add in your protein and mix this all together, cook for 2 – 3 minutes to heat your protein.
  8. Toss in scallions, mix and serve. Top with additional scallions and peanuts, if desired.

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About House Special Fried Rice

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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