Fried Rice

This fried rice is as authentic as you will get in any Chinese restaurant. It is great as a side dish but you could also add your favorite meat or tofu and make it into another lovely dish as well. Most Asian recipes call for medium grain rice however I used long grain rice since that is what I keep on hand and it worked just perfect, so use what rice you have with no worries.

1 cup dry rice, cooked
1/2 cup peas, frozen
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/2 onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 egg
1/5 cup + 1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
Salt to taste

1. In a large nonstick sauté pan on medium heat, add oil onions, peas and carrots. Cook until onions are tender. Add sesame seeds, mix well and allow cooking for 20 seconds. Place vegetable mixture in a bowl and set aside. Place sauté pan back onto heat.

2. In a small bowl, add egg, a drop of oil and 1 tablespoon soy sauce, beat well. Carefully pour egg into sauté pan. Allow to cook and flip. Remove from heat, chop egg mixture and set aside. In the same sauté pan on medium heat, add cooked rice, vegetable mixture, 1/5 cup soy sauce, egg and salt to taste. Continue to mix and allow cooking for 5 minutes.

Yields: 4 servings

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