Fried rice is also a wonderful way to use up left-over rice
particularly since starting fried rice with cold rice works really
well. I also make the rice in a non-stick rice cooker. I then transfer
the rice to the frying pan that I cooked the egg in. I use either
canola oil or olive oil in the frying pan. If I'm using left-over rice,
we usually have hot rice the first day and then cool the rice in the
frig to use the next day in fried rice.
Some variations we like:
Shrimp fried rice -- Stir fry the peeled, deveined shrimp for a minute,
remove them and set aside, make the stir fried rice as directed and add
shrimp back in the last 2 minutes of cooking
Vegetables - We like the peas/carrots version. Some other veggies that
can be added are: mushrooms, thinly sliced zucchini, and green beans
(in addition to the carrots/peas). We're not the best veggie eaters, so
I find this is one way for us to incorporate veggies that works for us.
I also like to add pineapple chunks.
Chicken -- Adding chicken is another way to extend this meal.
Sauces -- I alternate between using soy/shoyu/tamari and teriyaki sauce to the fried rice