I’m making a late-in-the-game resolution for the year. To make more dinner/side dish recipes for the blog. I have just joined a menu planning group where I will be posting menu plans every Sunday for you, my lovely readers to enjoy and I figured I’d better up my game and make sure I have plenty of variety to showcase to you all! Obviously, there will be other lovely bloggers who are included each week, but I’m excited to be able to include more to the blog now. Like this Fried Rice.
So my aunt is Japanese, like full-blooded. She has made this stuff since I was really little and we have always been addicted. I being the baker/cook that I am has been the one who needed to make this. Luckily, she provided us her recipe in our family cookbook and has been a staple (one of my husbands favorite meals) in our household, being made at least one a month. You’d be surprised at how simple this is to make. Easily adaptable as well. This recipe we used ham since it is just after Easter, I had some to use up. We also love using chicken, sausage, spam and just plain vegetable. For real, this stuff is awesome.
We have always just used onions and carrots in ours as that is what my aunt has always used, but seriously, feel free to put whatever you want in this. Call this a base recipe or what have you to make it your own. Or eat it the way I have it because it’s simply just good. My old boss loved to add soy sauce to his…I on the other hand hate plain soy sauce so I leave it plain, I know I’m boring. DONT JUDGE! Lol, but anyways…enough of my babbling. All I have to say is that if you want a quality fried rice to add to your arsenal here you be my friends!
- 5 cups cooked rice
- 1 medium onion
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- Choice of meat (pork, chicken, sausage, shrimp)
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- 2 Tbs Butter
- Salt and pepper
- Prepare rice according to package directions, once cooked at to a large serving bowl.
- In saute pan add your olive oil and butter and heat until butter is melted.
- Add your chopped vegetables and saute until tender.
- Once cooked add to your rice.
- Next cook your choice of meat and add to rice mixture.
- Lastly scramble your eggs and add.
- Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
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