Fried rice is my lazy, use up leftover go to dinner. My kids love it and it is so versatile. Often I use whatever leftover meat I have such as a sausage, leftover roast such as chicken or lamb or I’ll use a few slices of ham we have on hand always for sandwiches. Here is a basic recipe, with some variations at the end.
This recipe serves 4 and only takes 20 minutes to prepare.
1 Tablespoon of oil
1 Cup of cooked rice
2 eggs, whisked and fried and chopped or scrambled so they are in pieces
1 onion, finely diced
1 cup of vegetables (corn, carrot, capsicum, mushroom, zucchini, peas, anything you have)
1 Cup of meat such as 4 slices of ham diced, 1 to 2 sausages diced, or some leftover roast, shredded
2 Tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari sauce if you need it to be gluten free like me!)
1.) Scramble or fry the eggs if you haven’t already and set them aside.
2.) Put a pan on medium heat and add the oil
3.) Add the vegetables and lightly fry for 2 minutes or until golden
4.) Add the meat and rice. Fry, flipping the food occasionally with a spatula so as not to burn anything.
5.) After 3 to 5 minutes, add the soy sauce, mix through and serve.
– If you ever have leftover rice, freeze it for fried rice
– If you ever have a handful of leftover meat, freeze it to use for fried rice
– Use tamari sauce for a gluten free option
– Nut oils like peanut or macadamia add a great flavour to the fried rice instead of canola/vegetable/olive oil.
– Use grated cauliflower instead of rice if you would like it to be low or slow carb.
Do you like fried rice? How do you have it?