I’m a huge lover of Asian food. It’s one of those foods that I could eat every day without tiring of it – Chinese, Thai, Sushi (Japanese), Korean… bring it on! The other day I was craving some fried rice and decided that instead of ordering it from our local place, I’d just whip some up. It’s easy, fast and doesn’t contain as much sodium as I’m sure the take out stuff does.
- 1½ cups of cooked and cooled white rice
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 eggs
- 3-4 tablespoons of sesame oil
- ¼ cup of soy sauce
- Make white rice - allow to cool.
- Heat sesame oil over medium heat and add peas & carrots, and minced garlic. Saute until tender - around 7 minutes or so. Crack eggs into the pan and scramble with the vegetables.
- Add rice and mix together, then add soy sauce and mix again.
- Remove from heat and enjoy!
We all loved the rice – my daughter devoured it! It’s a quick an easy side dish, which I like. It’s a way to change up the regular rice we normally make. This would also be great as a main dish if you added some chicken or pork to it. Next time I’d also like to add some bok choy to add an additional crunch.
What are some of your favorite easy side dishes to make?