Chinese egg fried rice is a classic dish that I love to make for family gatherings. It’s a great way to combine fresh vegetables and protein-rich eggs to make a meal that is both flavorful and nutritious. Growing up, my mom would often make egg fried rice for us on special occasions, and the flavor of the dish has always stayed with me. I still remember the first time I made it for my own family and the look on their faces when they tasted it. It was a great feeling!
When I make egg fried rice, I like to start by gathering all my ingredients. I usually use long-grain white rice, as it has a nice texture and flavor. Then I cook up some carrots, onions, and bell peppers, as these are some of my favorite vegetables to include. Finally, I add some eggs, which I scramble and stir into the rice. I also like to add a few spices like garlic powder, ginger, and sesame oil to enhance the flavor.
Once all the ingredients are combined, I cook the egg fried rice for about 10 minutes. The key is to get the texture just right – you want the rice to be cooked through and the vegetables to be slightly softened. Once it’s done cooking, I like to serve it with a side of fresh vegetables, such as steamed broccoli or roasted cauliflower. This adds a nice crunch and some extra nutrition to the dish.
This egg fried rice recipe is a great way to add some flavor and nutrition to your meals. It’s quick and easy to make, and it’s a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you might have lying around. Give it a try and I’m sure your family will love it!
Variations: For a protein-packed dish, add cooked chicken or beef. For a vegetarian version, use tofu instead of eggs.
Tips: Cook the rice ahead of time to make the dish come together faster. Be sure to heat the oil in the skillet before adding the other ingredients. Also, be sure to stir the ingredients often while cooking to ensure they are evenly cooked.
Gourmet Chinese Egg Fried Rice
- Large skillet, cutting board, knife, wooden spoon, measuring cups, measuring spoons
- 2 cups long-grain white rice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 0.5 cup diced carrots
- 0.5 cup diced onions
- 0.5 cup diced red bell peppers
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- null Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cook the rice according to package instructions.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the carrots, onions, and bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the beaten eggs and scramble until cooked through.
- Add the cooked rice, garlic powder, ginger, sesame oil, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve with a side of fresh vegetables.