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Fried Rice

No recipe image available.Got leftover rice? Turn it into a tasty side dish! Fried rice can also be served as a main dish by adding cooked ham, chicken, pork or beef.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided use
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup frozen sweet green peas
3 cups cooked rice, chilled
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce and fish sauce; set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, beat eggs with the sesame oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in beaten eggs; cook until firm enough to turn over and continue cooking until done. Remove from skillet; cut into small squares and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet or wok over medium-high heat; add onion, celery and garlic; stir-fry until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in peas and cooked rice, stirring to mix well; continue stirfrying just until heated.
  6. Stir in the reserved cooked egg, soy sauce mixture and cilantro, stirring to mix well and thoroughly heated.
  7. Serve.

Tip: Sliced mushrooms, chopped bell pepper and chopped cabbage work well in this dish, also.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; properties of See Terms of Use.