Monday, January 5, 2009

fried rice: benihana style

Leftover rice = NO problem!! This was AMAZING!!!

We had about 3 cups of cooked white rice leftover from dinner last night. My mom mentioned, that I should use the leftover's tomorrow & make fried rice....great idea!! Super easy to!! You can also add diced chicken or pork to this recipe.
OMG OMG my mouth is watering typing this!!

~4 c. cooked rice (room temp)
~1 tbsp. vegetable oil
~1 c. frozen peas, thawed
~2 tbsp. finely grated carrot
~2 eggs
~1/2 c. diced onion
~1/3 c. green onion, chopped
~1 1/2 - 2 tbsp. butter (I used light)
~2 tbsp. soy sauce (I used low sodium)
~salt to taste (you just need a few dashes)
~pepper to taste

Cook rice following instructions on package (Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add rice and a dash of salt, reduce heat and simmer in covered saucepan for 20 minutes). Pour rice into a large bowl to let it cool in the refrig. (I used my refrigerated leftover rice)

Heat vegetable oil in skillet; add veggies to skillet & cook until onion & peas are cooked thru.

Heat butter over med heat until completely melted. Once veggies are done, add to melted butter skillet & add rice too. Make sure everything is coated in butter; add soy sauce & salt/pepper.

Push rice to the sides of the pan (making an empty circle in middle of pan); add egg to center of pan & cook until scrambled. Mix everything around for a few more minutes & enjoy!!

**This fried rice can be prepared ahead of time by cooking the rice, then adding the peas, carrots and egg plus half of the soy sauce. Keep this refrigerated until you are ready to fry it in the butter. That's when you add the salt, pepper and remaining soy sauce.

1 comment:

  1. This looks really good. It's on my list of recipes to try. Thanks!