Oh fried rice, how I love you. Seriously, fried rice is such an awesome comfort food. It also is a fast, cheap and easy way to repurpose leftovers! But you can’t have good fried rice without a good sauce. This is a sauce Amelia developed years ago. It’s crazy good! I use the sauce to make fried rice but my niece Julia loves to put it on plain white rice. I like to make this sauce by the gallon and store it in the freezer in 8 oz. deli containers for a really easy leftovers-meets-rice dinner. Here is the sauce recipe. Instructions on frying rice follows.
Amelia’s Fried Rice Sauce
1 1/5 part soy sauce
2 parts pineapple juice
1 part brown sugar
freshly minced garlic (to taste – I like lots)
freshly grated ginger (again, to taste)
splash of vinegar (I like to use rice wine vinegar)
Mix all ingredients together. Store or use.
Fried Rice instructions:
Vegetable oil for frying
+/- 2 cups veggies, meat, etc., raw or cooked
+/- 2 cups already cooked rice. Maybe you have leftover rice for this dish also?
8 oz. rice sauce
3 eggs, beaten (optional)
Heat a good amount of oil (1/4 cup-ish) in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in veggies and/or meat. If you’re using already cooked items, you’re just looking to heat the items in the oil. If you are using raw veggies, you will have to cook them in the oil. Stir frequently.
Once veggies are hot/cooked, place cooked rice in a thin layer on top of veggies. Let cook a few minutes before stirring. Once stirred, pour in rice sauce in three installments, stirring after each installment. Once your rice appears fried, pour beaten egg over the top. Let cook a minute then stir. Once the egg is cooked, you are good to go!
The sky is the limit here. Use what you have on hand. Be creative.