Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fried Rice Heaven

One of my favorite things my mom would make when I was a kid was fried rice.  I remember the electric fry pan she would bust out, and the big pan of white rice she would make ahead of time.  And it was always my favorite when she would you the Chinese BBQ Pork with the sweet red goodness on the outside.  So, with my own twist, I made some fried rice.  It was childhood heaven all over again!

What you'll need:
2 cups Pearl rice uncooked  (then cook it according to instructions,  I just throw it in my rice cooker with 3 cups water, but you cook it however you like)
1 good size chunk chinese bbq pork, sliced into thick strips
6 eggs
2 large carrots diced
1 cup peas
1/4 medium onion diced
1 bunch green onion, diced
1/2 can chunked pineapple

1/2 cup Soy Sauce divided
1 teaspoon Yellow curry (or whatever color you've got)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (if you like spice)
2  tablespoons sesame seed oil
2 tablespoons oil for frying rice (I used olive oil, because thats what I use for everything)
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (maybe a little more)

Scramble eggs, set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil and half the soy sauce in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and diced carrot and saute until carrots are tender and onions are just about caramelized.  Next add peas, green onions, meat, pineapple, curry, giner, cayenne and cook for another 5 minutes.  Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add remaining sesame/olive oil and soy sauce to skillet and heat.  Add all your pre-cooked rice and mix until well combined and rice is a brown color from the soy.  Now stirring frequently, fry your rice.  You may want to turn up the heat just a bit.  Allow the rice to sit for about 30 seconds, then fold over.  It will have a little bit of a crispy look to it.  Keep doing this for about 10 minutes.  Mix in meat/veggies and eggs until well combined with the rice.

I guess I added a little Sriracha to the rice too!

Dish up!  Add some Sriracha Sauce if thats your thing, or whatever you like, or nothing.  The mild ginger and curry flavor makes this one dish meal so so yummy.  I have a bowl of leftover waiting for me in the fridge right now.  Enjoy!


  1. This is amazing! Ryan really loved it. At least if I can't bake I can cook!

  2. I'm so happy you made it!! And better yet, that Ryan loved it!!! That makes me want some too......