Fried Rice

Mom used to make fried rice when she already had some cooked leftovers.

Sauté vegetables, using peanut oil. Include any of the following:

white or yellow onions
water chestnuts
snow peas
cooked shrimp
cooked beef
cooked bacon
raw or cooked chicken
bell pepper
scrambled egg
bean sprouts
cooked or frozen green peas
snow peas
sugar snap peas

Toss in wok with cooked white rice and soy sauce. Add raw chopped green onions.

Note: Certain vegetables take longer than others to cook. You can start with carrots, onions and celery, then add bell pepper. Separately cook meat and or egg. Separately cook quick-cooking vegetables, like sprouts, snap peas, snow peas and water chestnuts. Again, if you overload the pan, things get steamy and mushy.

-Marion Hutchins