My husband doesn’t even like rice, but he requests my homemade fried rice all the time. It is such a yummy and unique weeknight meal. We typically eat the rice for the main course, but for special occasions I make it as a side to my sweet and sour chicken and cook up some pot stickers. Either way you serve it, you won’t be disappointed!
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 cups uncooked rice
3 T. oil
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 fried rice packet
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup meat (we use deli ham)
2 cups peas
5 green onions
salt and pepper
Start your rice cooking. While rice is cooking, chop meat and onions into small pieces. Scramble eggs and scoop off onto a plate. I use frozen peas, so I thaw them under some cool water at this point as well.
When rice is prepared, heat oil, garlic and onions in your pan. Add rice. Gradually add in fried rice packet and soy sauce. Once well mixed add all remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.
Note: Fried rice works great if the rice is cold to start, so its a great meal to make with leftover rice.
Also, this recipe will feed an army! It makes about 8-9 cups, so if you are serving as a side make sure you cut the recipe in half.