Like he says, "This is ultra cheap, delicious, filling and versatile."
The great thing about fried rice is that it is delicious on its own. It's great as a side dish. And, it is perfect as a main dish with either shrimp, pork, beef or chicken added. You can even add leftover meat to the fried rice and get more bang for your buck. Once you make it a couple of times, it is super easy and fast to assemble and cook.
Deputy Dave keeps a few ingredients on hand in his pantry and refrigerator at all times, just so he can throw these kinds of meals together. These regular ingredients are:...Sesame Seed Oil, Soy Sauce, and we always have a little snaggly bundle of ginger for him to grate fresh...he's big on fresh ingredients, but do what you can, even if the ginger is from a spice jar.
DEPUTY DAVE'S BASIC FRIED RICE
2 Cups Cooked White Rice
1/2 Cup Julienne Carrots
1/2 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion
2 Tablespoons Freshly Grated Ginger
Sesame Seed Oil
3 Large Eggs, Scrambled
1-2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Peas (If Desired)
Prepare 2 Cups of Cooked White Rice (set aside)
In a Wok (or skillet), heat 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Seed Oil on high heat (this oil is the secret ingredient)
Take three scrambled eggs and add them to the hot Wok. Deputy Dave lets the eggs sit in the Wok and begin to bubble and the edges to get crunchy, giving the eggs a great nutty flavor, then start to scramble them in the Wok. After they are cooked, set them aside in a bowl.
1/2 Cup of Carrots, Julienne style (matchsticks or cut in long strips)
1/2 Cup of Onions, Sliced
2 Tablespoons of Freshly Grated Ginger
Add more Sesame Seed Oil to the cleared out Wok (not cleaned out, just cleared out) and heat on High heat, then add the above three ingredients as listed in Step Three. Cook for about three minutes, continuously stirring and tossing.
Add the cooked white rice to the veggie mixture in the Wok, stirring constantly to stir fry together for another three minutes, Then, add 1-2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce (to taste) and continue to toss and stir continuously for another three minutes. At this point, Deputy Dave also adds a 1/2 cup of peas (if frozen, thaw them and rinse before adding) and he adds in the cooked eggs. He constantly sitrs everything on high heat for another two minutes so the ingredients can stir fry and mix thoroughly, without burning.
Now, you also could have added chopped pieces of cooked meat or raw shrimp during the time you were adding the soy sauce to the mixture.
|For this particular meal, Deputy Dave adds a shrimp|
mixture --- we love shrimp; we live on the Bay.