Bah! Ok, I’m not much of a cook…. I actually would rather do most anything else before I cook. It’s just not for me. I will bake and can food, but if if comes to preparing a meal and planning out dinner… I’m over it. Luckily my handsome husband likes to cook. It’s sort of a hobby for him to try out new recipes and experiment with different foods.
Even though he does the majority of the actual cooking, I do need to cook sometimes. My goal with cooking: make something with fresh ingredients with the least amount of effort. Ha! Yes. That’s me.
So! I found this wonderful fried rice recipe on The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook blog. It’s easy enough for me to make and I made it with leftover ingredients. Leftover chicken and rice? This recipe is for you. Seriously. Just add carrots, corn, peas, onions, garlic, eggs, and seasoning. The cooking process is very fast and the result is so yummy! My kind of meal.
I only managed to take the boring phone photo of the fried rice above (since I was too hungry to take a photo with my camera), but I can guarantee it’s wonderful. You’ll need the ingredients below and head over to The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook to say thank you for the yum/quick dinner! I adjusted her recipe just a bit (since I don’t usually have all the ingredients she calls for in my home). She also has some really great tips to make your fried rice awesome.
– 4 cups cooked rice (refrigerated overnight)
– 1 Tbs. olive oil
– 2 minced garlic cloves
– 1/2 medium yellow onion (coarsely chopped)
– 2 medium carrots (chopped into small pieces)
– 1 cup leftover chicken (chopped into small pieces)
– 1/2 cup peas (defrosted)
– 1/2 cup corn (defrosted)
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– salt to taste
– ground pepper
Check out The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook fried rice post for the complete directions. Seriously, if I can make it…. anyone can (even though I overcooked the rice the night before… whoops). Enjoy!