Fried Rice, How Nice!

February 3, 2008

We still have not restocked our refrigerator after returning from Mexico, so I rummaged around and pulled a few things out that were still hanging in there. Ingredients perfect for fried rice. Scallops, shrimp and baby peas from the freezer; green onions, mushrooms, fresh ginger and eggs from the fridge.

Fried rice is such an easy dish to make and to me it's Asian comfort food.

Heat oil in a wok or large sauté pan over high heat.
Sauté ginger (and garlic if you have it), green onion and mushrooms for about one minute, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to medium and add vegetables and shellfish.
Add cooked rice, mix, then make a well with your spoon in the center. Pour the eggs into the well and let them cook for about one minute.
Slowly start to incorporate the eggs into the rice mixture.
Add soy sauce, a little sesame oil, a splash of fish sauce to taste and toss. Fish sauce isn't traditional, but we like the flavor it adds.

Obviously there are many varieties of fish, meat and vegetables that you can add to create a delicious fried rice. I love to add snow peas, broccoli and carrots for color.

Check out Steamy Kitchen's delicious (and hilarious!) recipe for Vegetable Fried Rice.

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