Simple Fried Rice Recipe Using Four Leftovers
All in One Dish
Fried rice is an easy to cook dish usually made with leftovers. There are countless variations of fried rice, from traditional recipes to homemade recipes. Fried rice is a popular street food in most Asian countries.
Today, I found four leftovers inside my refrigerator. These were steamed rice, sauteed corn kernels and uncooked carrots and mushrooms. So I came up with the idea of making my own version of fried rice using these leftovers plus few pieces of my favorite breakfast processed meats. Check my affordable and delicious fried rice recipe using leftovers below. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups steamed rice, (leftover)
- 1/8 cup mushroom, (leftover)
- 3 tablespoons corn kernels, (leftover)
- 2 tablespoons carrots, brunoise (leftover)
- 1 piece hotdog, cubed
- 1 piece ham, cubed
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- oil, (for cooking)
For Preparing the Ingredients:
- 1 Large Bowl
- 5 Small Bowls
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
For Cooking the Dish:
- Flipper Spatula
- Heat three tablespoons of oil in a pan. Stir fry hotdog and ham.
- Add carrots and mushrooms. Cook for about 2 minutes.
- Mix in corn kernels and rice.
- Season the fried rice with salt and pepper.
- Continue cooking until the rice is heated through.
Tips and Techniques
For Leftover Rice:
- Use one or two day old rice. Leftover rice is easier to handle.
- Break up clumps of rice using your hands. This helps the rice cook evenly.
For Freshly Cooked Rice:
- Rinse the rice to remove some of its starch. This prevents the rice to become overly clumpy.
- Spread cooked rice in a pan or a baking sheet to let the moisture comes out.
- Allow the cooked rice to rest for at least 1 hour before using it for fried rice.
For Extra Flavor and Texture:
- Add your favorite seasoning mix to give an extra flavor to your fried rice.
- Toss in some scrambled egg to make it like Yangchow fried rice.
- Sprinkle chopped scallions on top for additional aroma, taste and texture.
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