Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fried Rice

As I've said many times, here on Beaty's Creek there are few take out places and NO Chinese take out places at all! I have to make my own when we get the craving for some Chinese food. I have always loved fried rice and this is my way of having it at home! This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.

2 pounds of white rice-steamed
1 bunch of green onions-chopped
2 carrots-peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 cup frozen peas
2 eggs-beaten
Oil of your choice-I use canola
6 T soy sauce
1 T sea salt
1 T black pepper
Meat of your choice or firm tofu cut into 1/2 inch pieces

I think the trick to really good homemade fried rice is steaming your rice the day before you are going to use it. The next trick is to have a really hot wok. I use an electric stove so I cook on high when I use my wok.

Heat wok with about 3 T of oil in it. When heated add your meat of choice (thinly sliced) and cook until almost done. Remove from wok and add in veggies, soy, salt and pepper. Cook until fork tender, remove from wok. Now add beaten eggs and cook until done. I stir mine around up the sides of the wok and then scrap them off, remove from wok. Add about 3 T oil and add your rice back with your meat choice. Stir constantly for about 4 minutes, now add in your veggies and eggs with a little more soy sauce. Serve hot with additional soy if you like.