Vegetable fried rice

What do you do with leftover rice?

I make fried rice.

Easiest thing ever.

The best thing you can do is make the bulk of it veggies and have rice be the side note, instead of the other way around.  Then be super clever and call it rice fried vegetables. 🙂
Although I did not follow the recipe I just linked, mine still tasted great and was based on the same idea.

Here are my favorite things to put in fried rice:

Sesame oil.  I’m pretty much obsessed with the stuff.  Even the smallest amount lends a depth of flavor to an otherwise fairly boring dish.

Fresh garlic.  Do I need to say anything?  Garlic rules.

A myriad of veggies!  This time, asparagus, mushrooms, broccoli, peas, corn, carrots, green beans, bean sprouts, and onions all got some action in this fried rice.  The asparagus was fresh and all the rest were from frozen mixes!

And here’s a secret: I nix soy sauce and use teriyaki sauce instead.  This kind to be exact.  I like it because, as opposed to just plain soy sauce, you’re not hit with that overpowering salty flavor.  Teriyaki adds a nice mix of both soy and sweet.
If you ever find yourself looking for ways to use up leftover rice, go this route.  Easy, quick, and flavorful.

And now, sadly, homework is calling my name.  At least I got some good fuel to get me through.

Happy Friday!  Have a beautiful day.

2 thoughts on “Vegetable fried rice

  1. Whenever I make fried rice I end up picking around the veggies and just eating the rice! It's so darn good and like you, I loveee sesame oil and garlic. Enjoy your weekend!

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