A few nights ago, in effort to come up with a way to use up the fresh cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower we had in the fridge, I decided to whip up a batch of Fried Rice. Now, I’ve made fried rice in the past and it has been a total fail, so I was determined to make sure that didn’t happen this time. D had been working a long day in the restaurant so I wanted him to have a nice meal and not have to work for it, so in my mind, I had a lot of pressure on me to make this successful.
Setting my rice up to cook, (2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice) I set out to getting the veggies for my fried rice into motion. Here’s what I did…
What you’ll need:
1/2 head of Cabbage (shredded)
1 cup Broccoli florets
1 cup Cauliflower florets
1 small can sliced Water Chestnuts
3 eggs beaten
2 – 3 tbs Curry Powder
1 tbs oil
3 tbs water
What you’ll do:
While your rice is slowly simmering over low heat, after bringing the water to boil and adding the rice, in a large frying pan or wok, saute all veggies in oil and water.
Allow to veggies to soften in covered pan then add all seasoning except soy sauce.
Once rice is cooked, add to vegetables in fry pan or wok mixing together until everything is thoroughly incorporated.
Add Soy Sauce (to taste)
In a separate pan, fry eggs until set and thoroughly scrambled, or toss uncooked eggs into fried rice stirring periodically to allow eggs to cook through, making sure there isn’t any raw egg left covering the rice.
This recipe came out so well, D told me he would have ordered it in a restaurant. That made me squee like a little girl. I love making kitchen successes. This recipe, like everything we post, has seasonings to taste. Some may like more curry powder to add more heat or less soy sauce to reduce salt. You can also add your choice of meat if you so choose. Being the Vegheads we are, we opted for meat free. Food, like art, is subjective. Everyone has their preferences, which is what can make cooking so exciting.
I loved this recipe and it went over well with the rest of the family. It’s actually been requested for dinner again tonight. If history tells me anything, this will be a dish that makes everyone want to clean their plate! Try it and tell me what you think.