Last night at about 7 o'clock everyone came to me like a pack of starving mongrels. LOL
We are hungry and we want to eat NOW!! So, I looked in my kitchen and what did I see, not much. LOL You know how it is when you are moving you try to eat up what you have so, you only buy what you NEED. Well, with my husband and son having gone off to the new house this past weekend, we did not go grocery shopping this week. Pickin's was bare. ;) Then it popped into my head... Fried Rice!! Quick, easy, and uses left overs. I took a couple of pictures of my fried rice (cus everyone said it looked so good) and thought I would share the recipe and pictures with you all.

Fried Rice:
serves 4-6
3-4 cups of cold rice from the fridge (break up any clumps of rice before you put it in the pan)
¼ cup of soy sauce
3 tbs of oil + 1 tbs of sesame oil (if you don't have any just use reg oil)
2 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped or ½ tbs of garlic powder (we like a lot of garlic)
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of chicken bullion
2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
¼ cup of water
4 eggs cracked and beaten to make scrambled eggs
**optional** 1 cup of cooked meat cut into bite size pieces – Chicken , semi-soft bacon, beef, hamburger, chicken nuggets, pork, garbanzo beans, you get the point you add what you like.

If you are blessed to have a wok awesome. If however you do not have one no problem. Just heat a large pan with the 4 tbs of oil. When the oil begins to ripple add in your rice. Stir the rice in a “fluffing” motion. Make sure to coat all of the rice with the oil. Let fry for about 3-5 mins.
Add the soy sauce and using the fluffing method make sure all of the rice is coated with the soy sauce. Let the liquid boil off this will take about 3-5 mins.
Next add all of your spices and bullion. Stir to incorporate. Once all the spices and bullion are wrapped snugly around your rice add the water. Stir this mixture and cook for 5-7 mins. I made this step up but, I find it essential to making great rice. The extra liquid allows you to replump the rice so to speak.
Once the water is absorbed add your frozen vegetables. (you can add leftover vegetables here I won't look I promise) If you are adding meat add it here as well.
Now, you just cook till the vegetables and meat are warmed through. About 7 mins or so.
Here is the part that gives people trouble. (so, I been told anyway) Time to do the eggs.
There are two ways to do this. 1. cook the eggs in a separate pan and add to finished rice. Or 2. You push the rice to the sides of the pan and cook the eggs in the middle then stir it all together. What do not want to do is pour the eggs onto the rice and cook that way. ICK!! You want lovely pieces of fluffy yellow egg in your rice. There you are you have just made fried rice. Ta-da!! So easy right?? This dish should take you 30 mins or less. After you have cooked it several times you can get the time down to as little as 18 mins. Take out, who needs it you can make fried rice. ;)

Have fun making this recipe. Have a blessed weekend with your families. From our home to yours. (((((((((HUGS)))))))))
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Comments (2)

On February 20, 2009 at 12:43 PM , Shawntele said...

Chicken fried rice is a staple in our house, everyone likes it! I will also add green onions if I have any on hand.

Have fun with those boxes, I am counting the days for you! lol

On February 22, 2009 at 7:15 PM , Judy said...

MMM,mmm, good!
Can't WAIT to try this!
Thanks Haley!