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By Karin Calloway
Quick Fried Rice
Fried rice is a takeout favorite, but it is a snap to prepare at home with leftover cooked rice. In fact, the dish is best when made with leftover rice rather than freshly cooked.
Supermarkets offer packages of cooked rice that are perfect for making fried rice, and I like to employ a little culinary deception and sneak cooked brown rice into my family’s fried rice. Once the soy sauce is added to the dish it is impossible to distinguish whether the rice is white or brown, and brown rice is packed with dietary fiber. You’ll need two packages of prepared rice for the recipe.
This fried rice includes shredded carrot, cooked ham, peas and egg, but you can add all sorts of leftovers to the dish. Add diced grilled or broiled chicken, steak or shrimp, leftover broccoli or other vegetables, or some canned, diced pineapple.
Makes 6-8 servings.
*Two cups of rice cooked in 4 cups of water will yield approximately 4 cups of cooked rice.