“Who made all this rice?” was my comment as I pulled out the 10 cups of rice from the fridge. My nephew walked in and said, “I did. You said to cook the whole bag when cooking”. I laughed and said “No, I said whenever someone makes pasta make the whole box, it makes the next few meals quicker and easier. Rice seems to multiply when cooked; after all, the ratio is two cups of water to one cup of rice.” I looked at him and said “We’re going be having a weekend of rice. Tonight, we started with fried rice. What do you with your leftover rice?
- 3 cups cooked white rice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into small dices
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 stalk of broccoli
- 1 large egg
- Korean BBQ Pork
Preparation: If using day-old rice, transfer to a medium bowl and break the rice up with your hands into individual grains before proceeding. Heat 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large wok over high heat until smoking. Add half of rice and cook, stirring and tossing, until the rice is pale brown, toasted, and has a lightly chewy texture, about three minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Repeat with another 1/2 tablespoon oil and remaining rice. Return all the rice to the wok and press it up the sides, leaving a space in the middle. Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to the space. Add onion, carrot, scallions, and garlic and cook, stirring gently, until lightly softened and fragrant, about one minute. Toss with rice to combine. Add soy sauce and sesame oil and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Push rice to the side of the wok and add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil. Break the egg into the oil and season with a little salt. Use a spatula to scramble the egg, breaking it up into small bits. Toss the egg and the rice together.