Introduction: How to Prepare Fried Rice
Are you ever sitting at home wishing you had fried rice in front of you, but you don’t have it in your budget to order take out? I have the recipe for you! Fried rice is an easy dish to make and quite versatile, you can add meat or if you are vegetarian you can add frozen stir fry veggies. This recipe is a simple base that you can add anything you desire.
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Step 1: Gathering Your Ingredients
For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
2 cups of dry long grain white rice
½ of a small yellow onion
1 clove of garlic
1 teaspoon of salt and black pepper each
4 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
1 ½ tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 green onion for garnish
4 cups of water
Step 2: Gathering Your Tools
For this recipe you will need the following tools:
Deep/Large pan or a wok
Small pan for frying egg
Medium saucepan with lid
Chef knife or paring knife
Step 3: Measuring
Measure 2 cups of rice with 4 cups of water.
Step 4: Bring to a Boil
Turn the burner on high, once you have added your rice and water to the saucepan, until the water is boiling.
Step 5: Low and Slow
Turn the burner down to the lowest temperature once the water is boiling, to simmer and apply lid for 20-25 minutes.
Step 6: Dicing
Dice the onion while waiting for your rice to cook using the chef knife or paring knife.
Step 7: Mincing
Mince the garlic very small using the chef knife or paring knife
Step 8: Oil for Frying
Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil on medium heat in your wok or large pan until it is shimmering.
Step 9: Preparing the Veggies
Add your onions and garlic to the heated oil along with salt and pepper, stir frying until translucent.
Step 10: Scramble
Scramble eggs with ½ a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a separate pan while you wait for the onions to turn translucent, once eggs are done set them aside.
Step 11: Adding the Rice
Add the cooked rice to the wok along with the onions and garlic.
Step 12: Season
Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes along with the rice.
Step 13: Last Ingredient
Add the scrambled egg once you’ve added every other ingredient, you don’t want the egg to overcook.
Step 14: Stir Fry
Constantly stir fry the rice with your spatula, for 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 15: Finally
Plate the friend rice, topping it with green onion and ENJOY!