Fried rice is a classic Chinese dish that is a staple of Chinese cuisine. It is a simple yet delicious dish that can be customized with a range of ingredients, making it a versatile and satisfying meal. Fried rice can be made with any type of leftover rice and a variety of meats, seafood, or vegetables, making it a great way to use up any leftovers in your fridge.
Here is a simple and easy recipe for making fried rice at home:
3 cups cooked white rice
1 cup chopped vegetables (such as onions, carrots, peas, corn, bell peppers)
1 cup diced meat (such as chicken, pork, shrimp, beef)
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped vegetables and cook for 3-4 minutes, until they are tender.
Add the diced meat to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until it is browned and cooked through.
Push the vegetables and meat to one side of the pan and add the beaten eggs to the other side. Scramble the eggs until they are cooked through.
Add the cooked rice to the pan and stir well to combine with the vegetables, meat, and eggs.
Add the soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste, and stir well to combine.
Cook the fried rice for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is heated through and the flavors are well combined.
Serve hot with additional soy sauce or your favorite hot sauce.
Enjoy your homemade fried rice as a delicious and authentic Chinese dish. It is perfect for a quick and easy dinner, or as a side dish for any meal. The leftover fried rice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days and reheated for a tasty meal option.