So for lunch today, we felt like Chinese food - and R made homemade vegetarian fried rice. Thought I'd share the recipe. It has a lot of steps, but each one is very quick, so it doesn't take long to make at all. There's more "prep time" than actual "cook time."
To make enough for a hearty meal for two, you need:
3 cups leftover rice (we use white, but I'd think brown would work well too) - it's best if the rice has cooled overnight in the refrigerator
About half a large onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
Small/medium head of broccoli
Large handful of snap peas
Dark soy sauce
1. Crack the egg into a small bowl, stir it up, and then fry it in a little oil, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks (like making a scrambled egg, but with no milk) - when done, set aside on a small plate or bowl -
2. Also fry up the onion until it's almost tender, but still has a crunch to it - then set aside with the egg -
3. Meanwhile, as the egg and onion are cooking, steam or fry the peas and the broccoli until bright green (we saute the peas, and steam the broccoli in the microwave -whatever works for you to set their color and just barely cook them should be fine) -
4. When the broccoli and peas are done, add to the "pile" with the onion and egg -
5. Then, once all that is done, in a large pan (or a wok if you have one - we don't), heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the rice, and fry, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes -
6. Now for the fun part! Keeping the rice on the heat, add 2 tbsp dark soy sauce to the pan, and stir until it's well mixed with the rice. Then quickly add the veggies, and stir to mix and heat everything together. Add a little more soy sauce as you go, if needed.
7. Serve, and enjoy!