Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You all know my dilemma about living in the south and finding good Mexican food, right? Well...it's nearly as bad finding good Chinese food, too!! It's not AS big of a deal because IT Guy doesn't like Chinese food. I've taken to making my own here at home and it's SO much better than any restaurant can serve. This fried rice is a GREAT side dish to any one of the Chinese recipes you can find here on SFFS. And SOOOOO easy!!

Fried Rice

1 - 2 green onions ~ finely chopped
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying ~ divided use
2 cups cold cooked rice
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (optional), cooked

Heat a wok or frying pan and add one tablespoon of oil. Add the egg and cook, stirring, until the eggs are lightly scrambled but not dry. Remove the egg to a small bowl and clean out the pan.

Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the rice. Stir-fry for a few minutes, breaking it apart as it heats. Stir in the soy sauce.

Add the green onions, eggs and veggies (if using) to the pan.

Stir to combine.

So easy...here's what you need.

Add some oil to you pan then add your rice. 
Fry it around for a little bit.

Add the soy sauce and mix well. 
Then add your scrambled egg 
and the chopped green onion. 
Add some thawed from frozen 
peas and carrots (if desired) and stir 
and cook until heated through.

This was SO easy and so good!!!!