Monday, February 11, 2008

Japanese Fried Rice

2 c. pre-cooked rice (instant, or non-instant)
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
2 Tbls. finely grated carrot
1/2 c. diced onion
1 1/2 Tbls. butter
2 Tbls. soy sauce
Pepper
Salt
Optional -chopped pieces of ham

1-Cook the rice following the instructions on the rice package. This should take about 20 minutes.Pour the rice into a large bowl to let it cool.
2-Scramble the eggs in a small pan over medium heat. Chop scrambled chunks of egg into small pea-size bits with your spatula while cooking.
3-When the rice has cooled to room temp, add the peas, carrots, eggs and onion to the bowl. carefully toss the ingredients together.
4-Melt the butter in a large frying pan over med/high heat.
5- When the butter has completely melted, dump the rice mixture into the pan and add the soy sauce plus a dash of salt(Remember the soy sauce is already very salty) and pepper. Cook the rice mixture for 6 to 8 minutes stirring often.

*I must admit, this is the best fried rice I have ever had! YUM!

*This is a great recipe to use if you have left over rice

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