(This side was served with the meal in the post below - marinated beef kabobs and bok choy with fried shallots)
I have never made fried rice, but have eaten it plenty of times (every Saturday in college - Chinese food is the perfect hangover food!). I knew that it was basically rice sauteed in oil with soy sauce with egg, peas and carrots.
- 2 cups cooked rice, chilled for several hours
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 can water chestnuts, chopped
- 3 tbsp cooking oil; I used olive oil
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- Heat oil in a large pan or wok over high heat
- Add green onions and water chestnuts and saute for 4-5 minutes
- Add the rice and and stir constantly so it doesn't stick
- Add the soy sauce and continue to stir until everything is nicely mixed
So this is definitely not authentic, but was a nice change from white rice which is what I'd normally serve with meals that have Asian flavors.
I love rice with beef kabobs, so adding a few ingredients - the soy flavor and crunch of the water chestnuts - was perfect for this meal.
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