Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Vegetable Fried Rice

I've never made an Asian dish that tastes anything like it does from a restaurant, not to say my creations aren't delish, just not the same. This fried rice right here is the closest I have ever got to making it taste like takeout. In our house we eat it as a main dish for dinner and sometimes, on a special occasion, I'll throw in some egg rolls. This is another frequently requested meal from my husband and makes great leftovers!


Vegetable Fried Rice
Prep time: 30 min (to cook rice) Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4
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Note: First, this recipe calls for Oyster sauce, which is not technically vegetarian friendly, but for those, like my husband, who can handle a little seafood, it is a great addition into fried rice! Second, I cheat a little and use a frozen pea and carrot mix for my veggies. Decreases prep time, which I love! And third, the recipe I follow calls for chilled rice, but I've tried it both ways and I haven't noticed much of a difference. 

3 Tb butter, divided
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups dried rice - I use brown jasmine
3 green onions, sliced
4 Tb low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. oyster sauce
1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
salt and pepper

  • cook rice according to package directions
  • chop the onion and garlic and whisk the eggs
  • Whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and green onion in small bowl and set aside
  • Melt 1/2 Tb butter in large skillet over medium-high heat and cook egg until scrambled
  • Remove egg from pan and set aside
  • Melt 1 Tb butter in pan and cook onion until soft, then add garlic and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, making sure not to overcook or burn the garlic
  • Then add the frozen peas and carrots to onions and garlic and cook until warmed through
  • Add the rest of the butter to the vegetables to melt, then add the rice and fry the rice for about 3 minutes stirring frequently
  • When rice is done frying, pour in the soy sauce mixture  and eggs and stir until combined
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat

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