The first few days of spring break have been busy but certainly less stressful than being in school. We visited Sister Bake Shop this weekend for a little cake testing and left with a receipt for our wedding cake! Check that off of our extremely long and somewhat endless list of things to do before the wedding. We also started our registry which is basically a long list of OXO stuff; just kidding – we did pick out some nice China.
Today we are visiting the nation’s capital. We’re going to hit up the really touristy monuments and hopefully check out some of the free museums in D.C. Is there anything else we should check out?
Anyway, today’s recipe is another recipe submitted to us for the give-away contest we just had. We really don’t cook a lot of Asian style dishes but really wanted to give it a try. Luckily, one of our readers sent us this very easy yet tasty fried rice.
Just as a helpful hint, this recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked rice which is about 1 cup of dry or uncooked rice. You can either cook your own rice in a pot (which is what we did), use a rice cooker (which we wish we had), or go and buy some white rice at your local Asian food take out (which we wish we had done). We kind of overcooked our rice which made it harder for the rice to actually fry, but hey, we put a rice cooker down on the registry so we’ll get better eventually.
To make this dish substantial and not just a side, add a lot of veggies and/or meat.
- Servings – 4 to 6
- Prep time – 5 minutes
- Cook time – Varies, around 20 minutes
- 2 cups of cooked rice
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 stick of butter
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- Assorted vegetables as desired (We used red peppers, carrots, red onions, mushrooms, and snow peas)
- Diced meat as desired (we didn’t use any)
1. Heat enough cooking oil, to cover surface of a non-stick pan (a couple tablespoons depending on size of pan), over medium heat.
2. Sauté your veggies and/or meat in the pan until tender.
3. Add your cooked rice to your pan and stir everything together. Add the butter and soy sauce.
4. Once the rice is beginning to fry, crack the eggs into the pan and quickly stir everything together, the eggs will cook very fast.
5. Season with salt and pepper (and soy sauce) to taste.
6. Serve and enjoy!