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asian essentials: egg fried rice

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

People that know me, know that I love rice… In all its brilliant forms. If you have ever been to an Asian restaurant, you probably have had egg-fried rice. It is usually fried with onion, and veggies. While that is good, sometimes, I just want some rice, with eggs and Asian seasonings. And, that is what this recipe is all about. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

★★★★★ 2
serves Several
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asian essentials: egg fried rice

  • 1 c
    cooked jasmine rice, white or brown, your choice
  • 3 lg
    eggs, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • salt, kosher variety, fine grind, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How To Make asian essentials: egg fried rice

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    About the rice. This recipe is best made with day-old cooked rice; however, there is a trick that you can use. Cook the rice according to package directions, then spread it out on a baking sheet, and let cool, and dry for an hour or two. It is not the same as using day-old rice, but it is pretty close. FYI: When making this recipe, I cook the rice with chicken stock, not water.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Place the three eggs into a bowl, add a bit of pepper, and whisk until combined.
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    Add a tablespoon of the grapeseed oil to a skillet over medium heat, allow to heat up, then add 2/3 thirds of the egg mixture.
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    Chef’s Note: You do not have to be precise; however, of the whisked eggs, add about two of them, and leave the remainder in the bowl.
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    Lightly scramble, then remove from the pan, and reserve.
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    Add the remaining tablespoon of grapeseed oil to the skillet, let come up to temperature, and add the rice.
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    Use a spatula to lightly toss the rice until it heats up, then add the remaining whisked egg.
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    Toss until the egg is combined with the rice, and beginning to cook, then add the tamari sauce, and sesame oil.
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    Toss to combine, then add the reserved scrambled eggs.
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    Toss to combine with the rice, until warmed through, about 2 – 3 minutes.
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    Chef’s Note: Do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
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  • So yummy
    Serve by itself, or with chicken, pork, or even fish. Enjoy.
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