Last weekend, the kids took it upon themselves to get Chinese food. Never one to object to a cooking night off, I paid the bill.
Of course, any time you get Chinese food, you get a ton of white rice. What to do with it, other than make soup or rice pudding? Here you go. Fried Rice.
3 tbsp peanut oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
6 scallions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp grated or finely chopped gingerroot
2 cups cold dry-cooked white rice
4 tsp soy sauce
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup bean sprouts
Heat the peanut oil in a skillet and add the onion, scallions, garlic and gingerroot; saute until soft. Add the rice and cook until warmed through. Stir in the soy sauce. Make a hole in the center of the rice and pour in the egg. Cook slightly, and then stir to scramble. When it's cooked, break up the scrambled egg into small pieces, mix well with the rice, stir in the bean sprouts and heat through. Serve at once.
This really only takes a few minutes. But my brain's been so fried the past 2 weeks that I forgot to take a picture. So, instead, I'd like to show you that my lawn has turned green this week! Hooray! We might actually get spring soon!