Friday, July 10, 2009

Fried rice

Every now and then, I have a wayward onion and green pepper in my fridge. They hopefully stare at me every time I open the veggie drawer, imploring me to make use of them before they go bad.

Then I remember, Duh! Fried rice! I should make fried rice! So I do.

TMI's step-by-step fried rice recipe (serves 2)

1. Cook some rice. You'll need about 2 cups cooked.
2. Gently beat two eggs.

3. Get out the soy'll need it later.
4. Finely dice 1/2 onion and 1 entire green pepper.
5. Spray a non-stick frying pan. Turn on the heat.

6. Scramble the eggs.
7. Add the onion and green pepper.

8. At this point, you might be getting hungry and anxious for your delicious fried rice to be ready. That's where the carrots come in. Have some on hand to munch.

9. Let the onion and green pepper cook for a minute or two.
10. Add some soy sauce. Not too much. You can always add more if you need to. Aren't you glad you had it sitting on the counter already?

11. Add the rice.
12. Marvel at how that 1/2 cup of uncooked rice turned into 2 cups cooked.
13. Contemplate getting out a bigger frying pan.
14. Realize you don't want to do more dishes, so decide to stick with the pan you are already using.

15. If you were adding cooked chicken or shrimp, you would throw it in now. But trust me, this recipe stands on it's own just fine.
16. Stir in all the rice.
17. Let it cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently.

18. Stand back and admire your work. Doesn't that look delicious?
19. Turn off the heat and let it cool for a minute or two.
20. Enjoy!


Chicagolandia said...

Ummm-Yum - now you've got me crazing some fried rice!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I never knew fried rice was that easy to make. I'll have to try it; my husband loves fried rice.