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Hank's Hankerings: Fried Rice

By Hank the Burro

  June 2, 2020 --

Meal planning while staying home can get creative based on the foods found in your pantry and in your fridge. It’s easy to fall back on pasta. But what about rice? GimmeSomeOven.com has a great Fried Rice recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, and reheats well when there are leftovers.


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided 2 eggs, whisked
  • medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • cloves garlic, minced salt and black pepper
  • cups cooked and chilled rice (I prefer short-grain white rice)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3–4 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil


Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large sauté pan* over medium- high heat until melted. Add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Remove egg, and transfer to a separate plate.

Add an additional 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and heat until melted. Add carrots, onion, peas and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft. Increase heat to high, add in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter, and stir until melted. Immediately add the rice, green onions, soy sauce and oyster sauce (if using), and stir until combined. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice. Then add in the eggs and stir to combine. Remove from heat, and stir in the sesame oil until combined. Taste and season with extra soy sauce, if needed.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.


  1. Use cold rice: You’ve gotta plan ahead and use thoroughly-chilled cooked rice. A fresh batch of warm (or even lukewarm) rice will not fry well when it hits the hot pan, and will result in soggy and sticky clumps

—      no good. So leftover refrigerated rice is ideal!

  1. Use butter: Yes, butter. It just tastes so much better, and also makes everything brown up perfectly.
  2. Use veggies: In addition to adding some nice spots of color, veggies go a long way in adding some flavor and freshness to fried rice.

SOURCE:   www.gimmesomeoven.com/fried-rice-recipe



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