Fried Rice

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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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)
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