Leftovers can be a beautiful thing, especially when they come together and create something entirely new. When my fridge is getting low and I’m tempted to order in, more times than not I have all the ingredients to make this easy fried rice.
Easy Weeknight Fried Rice
3 cups leftover rice
1 small onion
1 carrot, diced
1/3 cup frozen peas
1 garlic clove, crushed
Protein ( I had tofu and shrimp on hand)
Soy Sauce/ Oyster Sauce/ Hoisin Sauce/ Fish Sauce/ Five Spice — whatever you have on hand
However your ingredients may vary, I recommend cooking in batches so as not to crowd the pan.
Start with your eggs, light scramble and set aside.
Add some more oil to the pan and cook the onion and garlic, sautéing until garlic is fragrant.
Now add your carrots and cook until tender (about 5 mins). You can set these aside or depending on the size of your pan, add the rice and peas and cook until rice is crisped up a bit. Add your sauce, I used a few dashes of soy, fish sauce, and hoisin.
Stir in the ingredients you’ve set aside and serve.