Simple egg fried rice, what is not to love? It is the perfect main dish on a night when you are short on time or an easy side to almost any Asian meal.
Picture cute little white and red boxes brimming full of steaming goodness. Who doesn’t have found memories of Chinese take-out? It is hard to resist boxes full of fried rice, mu shu chicken, broccoli with chicken and spring rolls.
Confession #1: I LOVE rice (if you didn’t already guess by the numerous rice recipes)
Confession #2: Despite my nourishing real food ways I have a fondness for American Chinese take-out to this
Unfortunately highly processed oils and MSG keep me from indulging too often. So the solution as a food writer and recipe developer is obviously to create my own. It’s easier said than done. You can have all the ingredients yet if you can’t get the sauce and seasoning right then it’s a lost cause. That is why there are still very few Asianish (like my new word?) recipes on this blog. I wait until they meet the standard I am looking for, then I share them with you. That also means you don’t have to see the scary chow-mein and fried rice dishes I created when I was 12.
Often people get over whelmed when they think of cooking a Chinese meal, which is sad since many are not. This quick and easy egg fried rice anything but daunting. It’s been a staple of mine for a few years now. I’m sure it will become one of your’s as well!
Bonus: It is just as good as my favourite egg fried rice from “The Red Door Place” in town and way better for you!
- 4 cup cold white or brown rice
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 2 green onions (whites included), roughly chopped
- 4 TBS coconut oil
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp real salt
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- In a large skillet heat the coconut oil on medium heat.
- Add the cold rice and quickly stir until all the rice is covered in oil.
- Once the rice is warm push it to the sides and pour in the eggs. Add the crushed garlic. Stir continuously until the eggs are scrambled. If nessesary use the spoon to break the eggs into smaller pieces.
- Add the chopped green onion.
- Turn off the heat.
- Sprinkle the salt over the pan and drizzle the seasme oil.
- Stir the ingredients together until combined.