Wednesday, May 18, 2011

:: fried rice ::

somewhere along the line,
for reasons i can't explain,
fried rice fell off our "what's for dinner" list.

i used to make it all the time
using this recipe {from TEN years ago}.

earlier this week,
my friend mary shared this recipe
and i knew it was time to give fried rice
a spot back on the list.
{thanks, mary!}

:: fried rice ::

~the basic ingredients~
cooked rice
tamari {soy sauce}

early in the day,
cook a pot of rice as usual:
2 cups short grain brown organic rice
4 cups water
2 Tbls butter
2 tsp salt
bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
cover & simmer for 1 hour {maybe a bit more}.

then, grab every vegetable you have on hand:
red onion
red bell pepper
dice everything except the peas.

saute veggies in canola oil.
season with salt & pepper.
i like to start with onions & garlic
then work my way down the list
to the more tender veggies.
{note: fresh ginger is on the list for next time,
but i added some ground ginger to the veggies}
then make a well in the center & add eggs.
scramble until almost set
then add rice.
{this is a good time to add a little sesame oil}

i didn't have much room left,
so i did the eggs & rice in another pan, then combined them.

season with tamari {soy sauce}.
maybe a little fresh basil on top.

fried rice is always better than you expect.
it's a more-than-the-sum-of-its-parts
kind of thing.

can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch today.


mary said...

Yum! My lunch today too. I think you'll like the addition of fresh ginger. :)

Dawn said...

I am adding this to my menu fo sho!!

Emily said...

Looks so good and it makes a huge pot of food!

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