fried rice

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

• 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

• 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.



trial (and error) verdict


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