Makes 4 servings
If you order Chinese takeout (and who doesn’t?), chances are you often have cooked white rice on your hands. I can’t think of any better use for it than to transform it into fried rice. The kids love it. I have suggested using frozen shrimp and vegetables but any leftover protein and vegetables would work.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium. Combine the eggs with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and pour into the skillet. Cook, stirring, until scrambled, about 1 minute. Break into small pieces and transfer to a bowl.
Add another tablespoon of oil, the onion, and garlic to the pan; cook, stirring 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and peas; cook until the shrimp are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the eggs.
Heat the remaining tablespoon oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly crispy.
September 25th, 2010 at 9:01 pm
I watched Sara make this dish and I quickly was excited about it. This is my dinner tonight. Thanks Sara, you are the best !
October 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Hi! I made this dish last night with a few substitutions, and my husband and I both loved it. I used brown rice instead of white and egg beaters instead of eggs, for a healthier version. The consistency of the dish was on the moister side (vs. crispy), but we actually prefer it that way…This is a great recipe for someone like me who is a new mom and doesn’t have much time to spend in the kitchen, but refuses to compromise food quality and taste. Thanks Sara!
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