Happy Chinese New Year! Here is the way I stir fry my rice. I usually add veggies and any protein I have on hand. But today, in honor of Lent, I am making this vegetarian. Now that Lent has begun, we usually fast and pray more along with refraining from eating meat on Fridays. So, be looking for more vegetarian recipes I have up my sleeve for our Lenten journey.
You will need 1 onion, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tsp. fresh ginger and 4 tablespoons of butter.
You will also need 1 bag of frozen vegetables, I am using broccoli, carrot, snap peas and water chestnuts.
And, fish sauce, lite soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
Chop onions and mince garlic and ginger.Whisk an egg in a bowl.Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat in a wok or large skillet.Add egg and stir, cooking almost all the way. It will cook more later. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.Melt another tablespoon of butter in the wok or skillet. Add onions and ginger, stirring until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add frozen veggies, stirring until cooked through. (About 7 minutes.)Add the last 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in 2 cups of cold rice. I used brown rice. Stir constantly not letting the rice stick to the bottom. You will cook for about 5 minutes. At this point, add 1/8 cup soy sauce, 1 tsp. fish sauce, and 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil. Stir in. Add egg back in and stir it 1 minute more. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.This is a great, quick dinner to make for your family. (You can add a protein after the egg has been removed. Just use 1 more tablespoon butter to cook it. Transfer it to a plate. Then add it back in with the egg at the end.)
(makes 4 servings)
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 egg, whisked
4 tablespoons of butter, separated
2 cups of cold rice
1 bag of frozen vegetables
1/8 cup lite soy sauce
1 tsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a wok or large skillet, melt one tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add egg and cook until almost done. Transfer to a plate.
Melt another tablespoon butter and add onions and ginger. Cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
Add frozen vegetables and cook for about 5-7 minutes until cooked all the way through.
Add 2 more tablespoons of butter and melt. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and fish sauce. Stir well. Add egg and stir well for 1 more minute.