This recipe was created on one of those “nothing sounds good for dinner” nights. Other than the fact that this is a really tasty meal, the thing I love about his Fried Rice recipe is that all the ingredients with the exception of the mushrooms and the cilantro, are always available in my refrigerator/pantry.
My kids really liked this recipe and I often make it to have in the house as a snack for them. Teen-aged boys can eat. This is a VERY inexpensive meal or snack and it is a healthy one too!
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 stalk of celery, diced
- 1/2 of a medium yellow onion, diced
- 3 green onions, diced (top and bottom)
- 4 mushrooms, diced (I used Baby Bella mushrooms)
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 Tbs. sesame oil
- 3 Tbs. soy sauce
- 4 Tbs. oyster sauce
- cilantro to taste (optional)
- Cayenne pepper to taste – may use any hot pepper (optional)
- 2 1/2 cups salted water (for rice)
- 1 1/4 cup Jasmine rice – or other white rice (I use Trader Joe’s Jasmine Rice)
- Cook rice according to package directions
- Heat a large skillet and then add sesame oil, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, green onions, and mushrooms.
- Saute until vegetables are tender.
- Move vegetables to side and add beaten egg till cooked mixing with vegetables and making sure that nothing is sticking to pan. (add a bit of sesame oil if pan is too dry)
- When rice is cooked (usually 20 minutes for white rice), fluff in pot and then transfer to the skillet. Mix with vegetables and egg.
- Add soy sauce and oyster sauce and mix well into rice.
- If you would like your fried rice a bit spicy, add hot pepper to taste.
- Garnish with cilantro (optional)