Leftovers are a beautiful thing, especially when they come together and create something completely new. I’ve been craving fried rice for a while now, and just before I broke down and ordered take-out, it turned out I had everything needed to make my own at home. All told, this took under 30 minutes to prep and cook.
Easy Weeknight Fried Rice
3 cups leftover rice
1 carrot, diced
1/3 cup frozen peas
2 garlic cloves
Protein ( I used tofu and shrimp)
Soy Sauce/ Oyster Sauce/ Hoisin Sauce/ Fish Sauce — 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 egg, light scramble and set aside. Add some more oil 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.