Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chinese-Style Fried Rice

I've been craving fried rice from my local chinese restaurant lately, but figured it couldn't be that hard to make at home! This is adapted from several internet recipes I've found.

3 Tbsp oil (something flavourless like canola, sunflower, peanut)
1 medium onion, diced
2 eggs, beaten
splash of soy sauce
splash of sesame oil
1-2 cups cooked boneless meat (chicken, pork, even shrimp are really good in this)
1-2 carrots, finely diced
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 cups cooked rice (great way to use leftover rice!)
3-4 green onions, chopped
2 cups bean sprouts
2 Tbsp soy sauce

Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok or large frying pan. Add onions and cook until they are beginning to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from wok.

Mix eggs with a splash of soy and splash of sesame oil. Add another tbsp oil to the hot wok, swirl to coat. Add egg and scramble, then remove from pan when cooked.

Add another tbsp of oil to the pan, add meat, carrots, peas and cooked onions, stir fry for 2-3 mins.

Add rice, green onions and bean sprouts, tossing to mix well. Cook another 3-5 mins.

Add soy sauce and stir. Fold in cooked egg carefully and cook another 1-2 minutes. Serve!

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