Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice

On my way to 100 recipes in 100 days.  Here is recipe 81: Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice.

On vacation last month, we ate at this really wonderful Japanese restaurant.  They had a Teppanyaki table where they cooked right in front of us.  After eating there twice and watching carefully how the chef  made the fried rice, I decided to take on the task at home.

Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice

It seems to work best to have rice that was cooked the day before.  I made rice and then just stuck it in the fridge to use the next day.  And, I only had to use one large skillet for the whole thing.  Perfect.

Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice

This rice is so so good.  I get a hankering for take out fried rice frequently, so I love that now I can make it at home and have it anytime I want.

Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice

4 cups cooked rice (I used Jasmine rice)

⅓ cup cooked peas

⅓ cup cooked chopped carrots

¼ cup chopped green onion

2 eggs

2 garlic cloves, minced

¼ cup olive oil

2 tablespoon toasted Sesame Seed oil

¼ cup (give or take) soy sauce

3 tablespoon butter

1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add rice and veggies, garlic and butter on one side of skillet.  Crack two eggs on the other side.

2. Scramble the eggs and then mix everything together.  Let sauté for about 5 minutes while stiring occasionally.

3. Pour sesame seed oil and soy sauce over rice and stir well.  Taste and add more soy sauce to your liking.

4. Let heat through.  Serve and enjoy!

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  1. We love fried rice here too! The only difference is that I add 2 tablespoons of Hoisin sauce to the soy and sesame seed oil. I also, occasionally use brown rice to make it more healthy. I love how you show the ease of making this wonderful dish! XOXO

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