Want to know how to make fried rice better than your favorite take out? Using whatever you have in the fridge will still be better than what you carry home.
5 c cold cooked rice
1 – 2 c proteins (If you have anything raw, you will stir fry it first otherwise, you will add it in to warm at the end
5 T peanut or vegetable oil
1 – 2 c veggies
3 beaten eggs
1/2 c peas
Salt to taste
2 T oyster sauce
1/2 c sliced scallions
Heat the oil in a wok or deep skillet and add your uncooked protein, such as ground pork or sliced shrimp. Cook until almost done and then remove from wok.
Add to the wok your uncooked veggies such as chopped garlic, peppers, onions, green beans, carrots, etc to cook until almost done. Stir in your cooked proteins such as Chinese sausage, ham or even bologna. When everything is almost cooked, stir in the rice. Let rice cook while stirring rapidly. If you want a crisper rice, let it sit for a few minutes on the surface of the pan before stirring.
When rice is warmed through, make a well in the center of it. Add the eggs, stirring constantly. When they are soft scrambled, start incorporating the rice, stirring in a circular fashion.
When eggs and rice are blended, add the peas (and beansprouts if using) and cooked protein along with more salt if needed. Stir in the oyster sauce and blend everything together. Stir in a few scallions and leave the rest for garnish.
Serve with hot sauce or chili crunch or some of your other favorite toppings. Let me know what you come up with. I’d love to see your faves!
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