Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fried Rice

Sweet Pea and Rosie Jane, this one's for you. I got this recipe years ago from a little cookbook called The Starving Student's Cookbook that I got from Pops and Nana when I went to college.  It's full of great, cheap, easy recipes.  I used to use it a lot, when it was just Dad and I and life was simpler. This is super easy, a great way to use up leftover rice, meat, and veggies. You can really throw in whatever you have around, just chop it up small.

Fried Rice
modified from The Starving Student's Cookbook

1 Tbsp oil
1/2 small onion chopped
1-2 c leftover rice
soy sauce
salt & pepper
1 egg

Add the oil to a skillet or wok and heat.  Add the onion and stir fry for a few minutes until softened.  If you want to add any chopped meat or other chopped cooked veggies, now is the time to do it.  When the onion is soft, add the rice and soy sauce.  I usually do a couple of swirls around the skillet.  Season with salt and pepper and continue stirring.  Add the egg, continue to stir until the egg is cooked.  Check seasoning, especially soy sauce.

One good thing to add if you have them is peas.  If they're frozen, defrost them first before adding.


  1. i am definitely trying this. yum yum yum!

  2. It's super easy and in no way authentically Chinese!