Fried Rice!

The fried rice recipe that I mentioned briefly in yesterday’s post ended up being very simple, quick, and delish.

Chinese Fried Rice


2 eggs
1 med onion (cut into 8 wedges)
4 scallions (cut into small pieces on the diagonal)
8 oz. ham (sliced into long thin strips)
3-4 T peanut oil
2 T soy sauce
1 3/4 cup long grain brown rice
1/4 Cup frozen peas

STEP 1: cook the rice, then chill the rice. The recipe says chill it overnight… I settled for 20 minutes in the freezer.
STEP 2: throw 2T of oil into a wok.
STEP 3: mix the eggs, adding some salt and pepper to season
STEP 4: throw eggs in wok. spread the egg out by swishing it around the wok until it just starts to solidify into a thin patty. Then separate with a spatula, scrambled eggs style. Remove eggs and set aside.
STEP 5: Throw in the onion. Keep ’em in there until they start to become transparent.
STEP 6: Add ham. Fry for 1 min.
STEP 7: Add the rest of the oil, then the rice and peas. fry for 3 min.
STEP 8: Add scallions, egg, and soy sauce. Cook until heated through.
STEP 9: Serve, and enjoy.

taste sensation
It should be noted that I ended up using white basmati rice instead because we had it on hand. Also, the real recipe called for prawns to be added. I did not. It was still excellent.

Mike D’s food climbing ratings:
Deliciousness: 5.8+
Difficulty: 5.5

3 thoughts on “Fried Rice!

  • 12/29/2006 at 12:49 pm

    Fried Rice made at home is fantastic. I’ve made it several times in our wok and it can’t be beat!

  • 12/29/2006 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make asian restaurant quality fried rice, but every time I try it turns out sub-par. I’m excited to give this recipe a whirl!

  • 1/2/2007 at 1:46 pm

    A good hot wok can make all the difference. Our old crappy wok couldn’t handle the pressure, but our new wok made out of actual steel (and boy is she heavy!) creates superb asian food. I make stir fry that actually involves stirring and frying, where before I stirred and prayed the food would cook eventually.

    Also fun for trying – add some sesame seeds before frying up the eggs. They pop and snap a little bit in the oil and then get mixed into the egg making for some extra deliciousness. That is, if you love sesame seeds. Which I do.


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