Fried Rice

I made this recipe a looong time ago.  When I was just beginning to experiment more in the kitchen.  Before I was sleep deprived… before I was loosing all my hair… (and sanity) : )  Actually, it was before I even graduated high school!   It’s fairly unusual for me to make the same recipe for that length of time without changing it at all, but I just like it so much for a quick dinner or side dish just the way it is.  For a main dish, I add meat, see variation at end of recipe, but I like it without meat as well.  And if I have any fresh snow peas on hand they are always great to throw in too.
FRIED RICE
Recipe by My Stained Apron
2 T oil
4 cups cooked and cooled rice*
3/4 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup frozen peas (You could also use frozen carrot / pea mix)
3 eggs, beaten
3 green onions, sliced
1-2 tsp soy sauce
1 T spice mix (or desired amount) recipe at bottom
Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
Add rice, carrots, and peas.  Stir occasionally, letting the rice brown.
Add soy sauce and spice mix, stir in until well combined.
Push rice to one side of pan and pour beaten eggs in empty space in pan.
As eggs start to set, stir to scramble. When cooked through, stir into rice.
Add green onions and stir.
SPICE MIX: Mix everything together, can also make a larger batch to keep on hand.
 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
*I like to freeze leftover rice for this dish.  You can use the rice straight from the freezer, it usually doesn’t even clump up in the freezer.
To make into a main dish you can add chopped BBQ Pork, diced chicken breast, shrimp, or a combination of a couple.  Just cook meat at the beginning before you add the rice.
Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 T oil
  • 4 cups cooked and cooled rice*
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas (You could also use frozen carrot / pea mix)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1-2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 T spice mix (more to taste)
  • SPICE MIX:
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  • Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  • Add rice, carrots, and peas. Stir occasionally, letting the rice brown.
  • Add soy sauce and spice mix, stir in until well combined.
  • Push rice to one side of pan and pour beaten eggs in empty space in pan.
  • As eggs start to set, stir to scramble. When cooked through, stir into rice.
  • Add green onions and stir.
  • I like to freeze leftover rice for this dish. You can use the rice straight from the freezer, it usually doesn't even clump up in the freezer.
    To make into a main dish you can add chopped BBQ Pork, diced chicken breast, shrimp, or a combination of a couple. Just cook meat at the beginning before you add the rice.
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