Leftover Fried Rice

Leftover Fried Rice

Last week I made some delicious Dr. Pepper Pork Chops that I found on Pinterest.  This week, I made fried rice using the leftovers.  Really you could use any kind of meat you want (hence, the title Leftover Fried Rice), but I will tell you the sweetness of the Dr. Pepper Pork Chop was quite delightful in this recipe.

Before you begin, make sure that you have already cooked 2 cups of white rice (4 cups after being cooked).  You can even keep it in the refrigerator for a few days before you are ready to use it.

Start by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat.  When the butter is melted, add in 1 small onion that has been diced.

Leftover Fried Rice

Cook the onions until they are translucent (about 5 minutes) and then add in a tablespoon of garlic.  Cook for another minute or so, and then add in a 16 oz. bag of frozen vegetables.  You can use any combination that you like, or even throw in some fresh if you prefer. Cover and let the vegetables heat through, stirring occasionally.

Leftover Fried Rice

Once heated through, remove the onion, garlic and vegetable mixture from the skillet to a plate or a bowl; set aside.

Crack 2 eggs into the skillet and scramble until cooked through.  Add in 2 cups of the meat of your choice.  Don’t get hung up on exact measurements here, you can use as little or as much meat as you want, or even none at all.  The name of the game is just using up what you already have.  Cover the egg and meat mixture and let it heat all the way through.

Leftover Fried Rice

 Now, add the rice, vegetable mixture, 1/2 cup of soy sauce  and a 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil to the skillet with the meat and eggs.  Stir until thoroughly mixed.  Cover the skillet, and let the rice cook for a few minutes on one side.  Flip the rice over and let the other side cook for a few minutes.  It should be a caramel color, but don’t let it get crunchy or burnt.

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 Serve by itself or with some eggrolls.  Add extra soy sauce as your taste buds desire.

Leftover Fried Rice

Peace and Love,

Carrie

Leftover Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion - diced
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 16 oz. bag frozen veggies
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of meat - diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Prior to starting this recipe, make sure your rice is fully cooked. You can even keep it in the refrigerator for a few days until you're ready for it.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add diced onions to the skillet and cook until translucent (about 5 minutes), and add in the garlic.
  4. After a couple of minutes, add the frozen vegetables to the pan and cover. Stir often until heated through.
  5. Remove the onion, garlic and vegetable mixture from the pan, to a bowl or plate and set aside.
  6. Crack the 2 eggs into the pan and scramble until cooked through.
  7. Add the 2 cups of meat to the skillet with the egg and cover, letting the meat heat through.
  8. Once the meat is hot, add the rice, vegetable mixture, soy sauce and sesame oil to the skillet, stirring until well mixed.
  9. Let the rice cook for a few minutes on one side, and then turn it over. Do not let the rice get burned - it should be a nice caramel color.
  10. Serve the fried rice with additional soy sauce to taste.
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