Fried Rice, as good as a restaurant!
Source of Recipe
Created out of necessity when I was poorer than poor, lol. Turned out to be so good, it's a staple now. We make this a lot, and it's a great way to use leftovers!
List of Ingredients
3 cups of cold, cooked white rice (use leftover from Chinese takeout, or cook it the day before)
Meat - choose one or several: bacon (my favorite), sliced cooked pork, ham, chicken, or shrimp... about a cup or so
Veggies - any you like. My usual choices are sliced celery, diced onion, thinly sliced carrots, and sliced mushrooms. A handful of frozen peas and carrots is also nice, or some broccoli or green beans. Use what you like!
One or two eggs, scrambled
Sauce (approximate amounts, you may need to adjust as needed):
1/4 cup soy sauce
heaping tsp of brown sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder, more if you like
1/4 tsp of ground ginger
Start by prepping EVERYTHING before you get started cooking. Once you get going, it goes quickly!
Slice/dice all your veggies and meat and set aside.
Stir together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl or coffee cup. You can microwave the sauce for a minute to warm it up and dissolve the sugar.
Put a large skillet on medium high heat... if using bacon, have it diced and ready to go into the pan, about a half a pound or so, more if you like. Cook until nice and crispy, then remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the fat in the pan.
If using other meat, even if it's already cooked, brown it in the skillet with some oil. Remove and set aside.
Add the sliced/diced veggies into the hot pan with the oil, cook briefly (you want crispy-ish, not mushy). Push the veggies to one side of the pan and add the beaten eggs to the pan and scramble. Return the bacon (or other meat) to the pan with the veggies and eggs.
Add the cold rice into the skillet, and toss everything together so the rice is coated with the remaining oil and the meat and veggies and eggs are mixed in nicely.
As soon as the rice is warmed through, add the reserved sauce and toss everything together.
Serve with crispy chow mein noodles, chopped peanuts, garnish with green onions, etc. Serve with extra soy sauce if desired.