Bonnie's Fried Rice

I love fried rice. In an attempt to re-create the fried rice at the Negishi Club, I came up with this. Tonight I made Chicken Fried Rice. I'll just give you the basics. You can add whatever meat you want ... and whatever veggies. Make it your own ! :)
Step 1 :
Cook your rice. It's best if you make it the night before but I rarely remember to do that ! I use a rice cooker and I make 2 cups for our family of four.
Step 2 :
Cut up what you want in it. I ALWAYS have garlic ( lots of it ) and a finely diced onion. Carrots, zucchini, red or green capsicum ( bell peppers ), mushrooms, peas, edamame, asparagus ... really ... whatever you like and whatever combinations you like ! Tonight I just threw in whatever we had which was carrots, frozen peas, bamboo shoots, and baby corn.
As for the meat. You don't have to have meat. Most times I don't. Tonight, since we're eating through the freezer and there was a chicken breast in there, I used that. Sometimes I use prawns. ( shrimp )
Step 3 :
Heat oil in pan. Here's one of my secrets. I always use sesame oil for my fried rice. Love the flavor it gives ! And the smell ... mmmm mmmm !! Use your common sense as to how long each thing needs to cook for and add them as you think ... I always start with garlic and onion, add the meat and then the veggies in order of what needs to cook the longest for the tenderness we like them.
Step 4 :
Add the rice. Put soy sauce on it. ( to taste )
Step 5 :
Once you've let the rice heat a bit ... make a hole in the middle of the pan and crack an egg into it. Use your spatula to stir it into the rice. I usually add two eggs ... but separately. Once the egg is cooked, and the rice is heated through, sprinkle with slivered almonds.
Step 6 :
Serve, eat, enjoy !!


Stacy said...

That sounds yummy! Another recipe I will have to give a try. Thanks!

Khrista said...

I do mine almost exactly like you! I like mine meat-free, and made with brown California basmati rice. My Mom used to make it with bacon and just used the grease from the bacon to stir fry the veggies. I do the well in the middle for the egg too! I've never had slivered almonds on mine. Sounds yummy.

Sabba and Nanny said...

I can't believe you found a web site for Negishi, our home for five years. You made me homesick! Love, Dad

Sabba and Nanny said...

And the fried rice looks quite yummy!

Audrey said...

"Bonnie's Fried Rice" sounds so easy and good. It is a must-try.

Summer Fae said...

This looks wonderful! I was just craving some fried rice. It will be on next week's menu.