A Fresh Take on Fried Rice (A Quick Meal Suggestion)

I’m often asked if I cook at home every night… NO! We enjoy eating out at restaurants and at the homes of friends. When I have a really busy day or am just out of ideas, my go to meal is Chinese takeout!

Invariably, I have leftover rice and being of the “waste not, want not” school - I use that to make fried rice. You can pretty much use any leftover protein to go into it along with some onions, peas, eggs and scallions.

Here is my favorite combination:


2 cups of cold leftover rice
2 eggs, beaten
½ an onion, roughly chopped
½ cup frozen peas, defrosted
½ cup chopped ham
1 cup chopped raw shrimp
2 or 3 scallions, roughly chopped
2 or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 or 2 tablespoons soy sauce

1-Lightly oil a large skillet and pour in the beaten eggs. Swirl to make a thin “pancake”. Cook for a minute or two just until eggs are set. Turn out onto a cutting board and cut into shreds.

2-Add about a tablespoon of oil to the skillet, add the onions and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften. Push to one side and add the shrimp. Cook just until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp to a clean bowl and reserve.

3-Add the remaining oil to the skillet and add the rice. Stir to mix well with the onions.

4-Add the remaining ingredients and toss well until heated through.

5-Add soy sauce and toss to combine.

6-Serve and enjoy!
Watch the video demonstration:

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