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Fried RiceAt my sister-in-law’s wedding, my daughter fell in love with some fried rice that was served. I evaluated several recipes, watched the chefs at Benihana, and created my own. It is a good “refrigerator velcro,” able to take on any random vegetables that you may need to eat before they go bad. It is really less of a recipe than it is a technique. For vegetarians, the meat and egg can be omitted.

2 cups uncooked rice*
Sesame Oil—3-4 tablespoons, total
1¼ pounds meat (chicken, beef, etc.) cut into pieces about the size of dice
1 egg
3-4 cups (approximately) diced vegetables (Good choices include bell pepper, peas, carrots, bean sprouts, broccoli, and onions)
soy sauce (I like light soy sauce)
2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

  1. Prepare rice in the traditional fashion. It can cook while you do other tasks (such as cutting vegetables)
  2. Place some oil in pan (I use a high sided cast iron skillet) or wok, and brown meat
  3. Push meat to sides, and add more oil. Scramble egg (fry/break yolk/mix up)
  4. Push meat and egg to sides. Add a bit more oil, and cook vegetables for 2-3 minutes. If there are onions, they should just turn translucent
  5. Add the balance of the oil, and add rice and sesame seeds, and stir until rice takes a brownish color. Stir, mix, and add soy sauce to taste.

*This is not rice. Use of it will require serious penance, perhaps going to the rice festival in Cowley, Louisiana.

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Posted 2012-10-18 by Mr. Guilt in food, Recipes, Uncategorized

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