Does a quick easy side dish that uses up some of the leftovers in the fridge sound too good to be true? Well it is not, I tried making Fried Rice this week and was not disappointed!
I am always looking for recipes for side dishes that are good for weeknights, and will add a little variety into our meal routine. I have been craving Chinese Food, and tried my hand at making Fried Rice for the first time. It turned out great, and I know it will become a regular addition to our meal planning. So next time you are making rice, make some extra and throw it in the fridge for the next day.
½ Onion, diced
1 tsp Oil – such as olive or sesame
2-3 cups Cooked Rice, Chilled (left overs are perfect!)
½ – 1 cup Veggies – I used canned corn & peas, but you can use frozen, or use leftover veggies such as carrots, bok choy, bell peppers
½ cup Meat, diced – adding meat is optional, but this is a great way to use up left over chicken, pork or beef
1-2 tbsp. Soya Sauce
Green Onions, chopped
1 – In a large frying pan cook onions (and other veggies if not precooked) in oil over medium heat until translucent
2 – Add in rice, spread over the bottom of the pan and allow to cook for 3 mins. Stir and repeat process one more time
3 – Add in Veggies & Meat if desired and cook until heated through
4 – Stir in Soya Sauce and Green onions, heat for an additional 2 mins
5 – Serve & Enjoy!
Have you ever tried to make Fried Rice before? What is your favorite kind?