I love leftover rice. Whether it is from a restaurant or leftovers from the nigh before, I love it. What do I do with all this leftover rice????
I enjoy making fried rice.
To me, this is perfect hangover food, it is good for a relaxing sunday afternoon, or a quick dinner for expected guests. I know you could easily order fried rice at a restaurant, but I find it dry and bland at most restaurants. Plus, if you are a vegitarian, most fried rice recipes have pork in them. Crazy...I know!
So, I like to use veggies I have in my fridge already. This makes the perfect meal when you are feeling lazy and do not feel like going to the grocery store. If you don't have fresh veggies, toss in canned water chestnuts, little corn cobbs, and canned straw mushrooms. Whether you use fresh or canned veggies, it doesn't matter, this recipe will turn out GREAT!!!
Tonight, I had peppers and mushrooms laying around, but please feel free to add whatever is in your fridge. Anything from asparagus to spinach, carrotts to onions will be delcious.
1 package of sliced and washed mushrooms..(You can buy whole mushrooms then slice and wash them yourself.)
10 small sweet peppers or 2 bell peppers diced
2 cups of cooked rice
1 garlic clove
4 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
salt to taste
Melt 2 tablespoons of ghee or clarified butter in a LARGE sautee pan (or wok) on medium! Please do not try to use a small or medium size pan. Things will not cook through all the way through. If you don't have ghee, do a fifty fifty mix of butter and oil to make sure the butter does not burn!!!!
Add mushrooms and peppers to melted butter. Cook for 3-5 minutes until browned. Zest in 1 clove of garlic. Mix in 2 cups of cooked rice. Stir until mushrooms, peppers, and garlic are well intregrated into the rice.
Once mixed, stir in soy sauce, sesame oil, and the rest of the ghee. Let cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
While rice is cooking, crack the eggs into a seperate bowl and whisk until the yolks are blended with the whites.
Make a hole in the middle of sautte pan by pushing all the rice to the edges. Then pour 1/3 of the whisked eggs into the center hole of the pan. Let the eggs cook through. When the eggs go from bright taxi cab yellow to a pale pastel yellow, stir the eggs into the rice. When complete, make another hole and pour another 1/3 of the eggs in. Repeat this process untill the eggs are all used. Once the eggs are mixed in let the rice cook for another 5 minutes. Stir when needs. After the fried rice is ready!!!!
Salt to taste!!! I recommend serving with soy sauce!! This dish is great on it's own or with any protein from tofu to steak!!!!!