Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fried Rice

This is a recipe I found from a blog called "Iowa Girl Eats".  I changed it up a bit after reading some other recipes for fried rice.  This was a quick fix meal that we really enjoyed.
  • 2 C. leftover prepared rice
  • ¼ lb. of salami or ham, sliced and cut into squares
  • 2/3 C. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 shallots or ¼ of an onion, chopped
  • ½ C. celery, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 t. sesame oil, divided
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 2 T. fish sauce 
  1. Whisk egg with 1 t. of sesame oil in a small dish then set aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add salami or ham and then stir fry until it starts to brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Heat remaining teaspoon oil in the wok and then add frozen mixed vegetables, shallots, celery, and green onions. Stir fry until tender, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.
  5. Push vegetables to the side of the wok then add egg and sesame oil mixture into the center and scramble.
  6. Add the rice, fish sauce, and soy sauce to wok then toss well to combine.  Cook for 2 minutes until all the ingredients are hot.
Tips and Tricks:
  • I don’t use a frozen vegetable mix for this recipe because I don’t like it.  I use 1/3 C. of frozen lima beans and 1/3 C. of frozen corn.
  • I know the salami sounds crazy, but I found a recipe which called for a Chinese sausage that was described and sounds a lot like salami.  I tried using what I had, salami, and the fried rice had a GREAT flavor.

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