fried rice

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via Gimme Some Oven

guys, not trying to brag but i swear i could be a fried rice expert on one of those food network/travel channel shows. it’s my go-to comfort food meal and basically the only reason i go to hibachi (besides the scorpion bowls). i’m not making this version from Gimme Some Oven like a real teppanyaki chef but man it looks goooooooodddd. honestly if you don’t like fried rice i don’t think i can be friends with you.

side note: is it horrible if i count the veggies in fried rice towards my food pyramid servings?


fried rice
time: 15 minutes
servings: 4-6

ingredients:
• 3 tablespoons butter, divided
• 2 eggs, whisked
• 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
• 1 small white onion, diced
• 1/2 cup frozen peas
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• salt and pepper
• 4 cups cooked and chilled short-grain white rice
• 3 green onions, thinly sliced
• 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste
• 2 teaspoons oyster sauce (optional)
• 1/2 teaspoon toased sesame oil

instructions:
• heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until melted.
• add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. remove egg and transfer to a seperate plate.
• add an additional 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and heat until melted.
• add carrots, onion, peas and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. saute for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft.
• increase heat to high, add in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter, and stir until melted.
• immediately add the rice, green onions, soy sauce, and stir until combined. continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice.
• add in the eggs and stir to combine.
• add the sesame oil, stir to combine, and remove from heat.

btw, Gimme Some Oven also gives the option of adding 2 teaspoons oyster sauce to this dish; just throw it into the recipe with the green onions, rice and soy sauce. oyster sauce just sounds cray to me, so i’ll be passing for now.


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