Have you ever had days where you don’t know what to cook? Like nothing comes to mind at all!? I have those days all the time. It’s going to sound kind of dorky but when I wake up in the morning I promise I’m already thinking about what I’m going to cook for dinner. So on these moments when I’m in the kitchen making life decisions I turn to take out food that I can make at home.
In another life I was half Chinese, half Italian. I can eat pizza and fried rice everyday if I had too. Unfortunately I can’t because I’d turn into a whale but it’s definitely on my wish list if I ever find a magical lamp!
Fried rice any one? Here is an extremely easy recipe for fried rice. The great thing about fried rice is that you can literally add anything you’d like to it. In this recipe I added peas, eggs and scallions. I love the crunchiness of the scallions. This can go with any type of meat or chicken.
Now let’s talk about soy sauce. You have to be very careful while picking soy sauce. Soy sauce is super salty. Just a few table spoons are enough. I buy the “La choy lite soy sauce”.
So forget about going out to buy take out and have homemade take out!
I will leave you guys to this recipe that you must try. It’s easy, tasty and you’ll look like a professional cook. Isn’t that what we aim for any ways!? Um I know I do.
Homemade Chinese Fried Rice Recipe
-1 1/2 Cup of rice
-1/4 Cup of frozen peas
-1/4 Cup of scallions
-1 Tablespoon of cooking oil
-1 Teaspoon of butter ( for eggs)
-1 Tablespoon of butter (for rice)
-3 Tablespoons of soy sauce(This is a lite soy sauce that i use. You can find it in your nearest super market)
When the water comes to a boil add the rinsed rice to the pot. Stir constantly so that the rice wont stick to the bottom of the pot. If you need the recipe for white rice on the side bar click on dinner and there you will find it
After the water evaporates turn temperature to low ( #3, if you have numbers on your stove) and let cook for about 15 minutes
While the rice is cooking, chop up 1/4 cup of scallions and set aside
Now in a bowl,crack 3 whole eggs and scramble
In a skillet with the stove set on medium heat, place 1 teaspoon of butter and let it melt
Once the butter is melted and it’s coating the whole pan, pour the eggs
Now scramble the eggs as shown above. I’m sure you are wondering “why i didn’t add salt”, It’s because the soy sauce contains enough salt so no worries. Set the eggs aside
In a small pan add a cup of water. Set stove on high heat
Once the water comes to a boil, add the 1/4 cup of frozen peas
Cook on high heat for about 10 minutes. After they are cooked, drain the water and set the peas aside
Now we are ready to put it all together!
In a skillet add 1 tablespoon of butter
Once the butter is melted, add the rice to the skillet
Quickly add the 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and mix the rice till the soy sauce is spread evenly, if you’d like to put more? be my guest:) but remember its very salty!
Once the soy sauce is spread evenly add the scrambled eggs and the peas
oops! Don’t forget the scallions
Now mix it all together