Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fried Rice!

Busy, busy, busy is what I've been! Got to be a part of my brothers wedding this past weekend and it was the most beautiful, amazing, fun wedding I've been to in a long time! They had it out at a local winery, Edna Valley about a stunning sight! Rolling hills, bright green grapevines and a clear sunny day. My sister in law was a beauty and it was a blessing to stand beside her as she said "I do" to my brother. So happy for them as they start their life together as husband & wife!!!

Ok, so now on to some killer fried rice! My sister came up with this recipe and it's been one of our favorite main or side dish. Sometimes I'll make Teriyaki Chicken to have with the rice, but other times we'll just have a big bowl of rice & maybe some potstickers alongside. My sister adds cut up chicken to the fried rice and that would be a perfect way to have a one dish meal. I've tried this recipe with other veggies like finely diced zucchini & finely diced mushrooms. The great thing about this dish is you can experiment any way you like!! If you don't like green onions, then go ahead and leave them out!!

  • Cooked Jasmine Rice (white or brown) I buy the frozen pre-cooked rice from Trader Joes and use 2-3 bags depending on how much I want to make. If you start with uncooked rice, this recipe will call for 1-2 cups uncooked.
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped (some green parts too)
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. butter
  • garlic salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds to taste
  • Soy Sauce to taste
Cook rice and set aside. Heat a large Wok or Skillet over med-high heat. Add eggs and scramble. Next add onions, carrots and garlic. Cook until slightly tender (about 3 min). Next add your rice and butter. Stir to combine then season with garlic salt and pepper. Drizzle some soy sauce all around the rice (you can always add more later if you like), then sprinkle sesame seeds and stir again to combine. If you are adding chicken, you can mix it in at the end. Serve immediately. Trust me...your kids will LOVE this rice!!


  1. Hi Julie! This is Jamie Hickey:) I have to use my hubby's acct. I made the rice tonight!! This was my first successful time getting the kids to eat the SAME thing as us!! They like it a lot!! I used more vegetables since I had a bunch on hand. I used yellow and green squash, bok choy, and I loved the idea of making it a one dish meal and so I added chicken as well. YUMMY!!!! Josh ate 2 large helpings!! Thanks again for your awesome recipes! Now, on to the scones:)))

  2. So glad the kiddos liked it...always a feat for us mommies!! I've been buying the green onions at our farmers market because they are so amazing right now! So nice that you have your own!


  3. OMG, Julie! I just made this dish tonight and it was a hit with my friends. I ended up boiling the chicken breasts and shredding them. I also added peas at the end. Yum! Great recipe, girl! Definitely a new fav of mine! :) Hope you're well. Have a happy 4th of July!

  4. Thanks so much Melissa!! Peas are a great idea too! Happy 4th to you!!!



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