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How to Make Fried Rice

A favorite take-out food, this dish is delicious and fun to prepare and customize with your preferred ingredients. Fried rice makes a great entree or side dish.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Beat the eggs Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in your wok. Add the minced garlic and ginger and stir until they're softened, and then pour in the beaten eggs, scrambling gently.
  • Step 2: Fold in the rice Coat your wok with additional oil and fold in the cold rice, stirring continuously until the rice grains are separated. Then add the soy sauce, a little bit at a time, until the rice is golden brown.
  • Step 3: Add the vegetables Add the peas, carrots, and green onion, and mix thoroughly.
  • TIP: Add your favorite cooked meat or seafood for extra protein and flavor. Use drained, firm tofu, cut into cubes for vegetarian dishes.
  • Step 4: Continue cooking Continue cooking over medium-high heat until the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 5: Serve the rice Spoon the rice into bowls. Garnish it with additional green onion and soy sauce, and serve it with chopsticks.
  • FACT: Chopsticks originated in China about 5,000 years ago.

You Will Need

  • 4 tbsp. sesame or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • minced
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 4-5 c. pre-cooked long grain rice
  • refrigerated
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. frozen peas
  • thawed
  • 1 c. shredded carrots
  • 1 green onion
  • chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Wok
  • Chopsticks
  • Cooked chicken
  • shrimp
  • beef
  • pork
  • or tofu (optional)

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