Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best recipes. I love fried rice, and it’s a great way to use up leftover rice that you may have sitting in your fridge. I sometimes will cook rice ahead just to make fried rice the next day. The following recipe is very basic and can be jazzed up with whatever suits your fancy. Sautéed onions, celery and broccoli, and/or shredded chicken or pork are also great additions. The ingredients listed can be increased or decreased depending on how much rice you have left, so feel free to adjust.
Easy Garlic Fried Rice
• Day-old rice (refrigerated left-over rice)
• 2 Tablespoons Olive oil (light)
• A few crushed garlic (3-5 depending on amount of rice)
• 1-2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, or to taste
• Dash of salt, or to taste
• 2 Eggs, beaten
• Handful frozen Peas and Corn
Using a big wok or a deep frying pan, heat about a 1-2 Tablespoon oil .Sauté the garlic until aromatic. Don’t let the garlic burn. Add the cold rice and stir to break the grains apart. Cook until warmed up. Season with a little salt. Add the soy sauce and mix with the rice until most of the grains are coated. Create a well/space in the middle of the pan by pushing the rice to the side. Spray a little oil in the middle and then pour in the beaten egg. Let it set. When the eggs have set enough, flip it over then begin to mix it with the rice breaking it up as you do so. Add the frozen peas and corn and continue to stir until the veggies are cooked about 2-3 mins. Season the rice with more soy sauce or salt as needed. Serve immediately.