This fried rice recipe is vegetarian but you can certainly add meat to it if you like. You can add pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or ham. It is very easy to make and makes a great meal to take to school or the office. So, if you have left overs use them wisely.
It is important that the rice you use for fried rice is a day old. You want to give it a chance to dry up in the refrigerator. So, please keep that in mind.
I made this version with white rice but you can definitely use brown if you prefer. Not a problem at all. I only added peas to this but you can add carrots, bean sprouts, bok choy, napa cabbage, green beans or other vegetables of your choice.
This is what you need for this delicious fried rice recipe:
2 TBS peanut or vegetable oil
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves – minced
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
3 scallions – chopped
2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup thawed peas
1 1/2 TBS soy sauce
Heat 2 TBS peanut oil in a wok or large skillet.
Add 1 tsp minced ginger, 2 minced garlic cloves, ½ cup finely chopped white onion and 3 chopped scallions (whites and green parts). Cook at high heat, until fragrant and onion is lightly browned.
Add 2 cups cooked rice and ½ cup of thawed peas. Mix well. Add 1 ½ TBS soy sauce. Mix well to coat all of the rice.
Make a well in the middle of the pan and add an egg. Let it set for a minute and start scrambling it in place. Once the egg is almost completely set mix it in with the rice.
Serve as a side dish or a main meal. Enjoy!