Improv Fried Rice


I was never really taught how to make fried rice. Being Asian, I have eaten many different variations of fried rice. My favourite by far has been my mom’s. She usually just improvised with whatever meat was on hand and added the following ingredients:


– green onion
– frozen corn
– frozen peas
– soya sauce
– sesame sauce
– rice of course

The rice has to be cooked in the rice cooker before frying. If you don’t have one, it can be done on the stove with water that is a finger’s width above where the rice reaches.

When frying, add the meat first with some soya sauce and then cook the frozen peas and corn. The onions come next and the rice is last. Mix everything evenly until the oil has evaporated and you have delicious fried rice.

In the above photo, I added leftover bacon and turkey from previous meals. It worked out deliciously. Other things that work nicely are shrimp, carrots, chicken, beef, bbq pork. Just be creative. It’s one of the easiest things you can make on a low budget.

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