Sunday, August 19, 2012

Easy Peasy Fried Rice

Quick blogging while everyone is napping.

It's a lazy Sunday!
Sunday is Family day to my family when I was growing up,
so I'm continuing that tradition to my own family.
Family Day,
that means less time in the kitchen
and more time with the Family.

So here's an easy quick meal that everyone would love.
Perfect for that leftover rice from last night's meal.
With any choice of protein to add.

 Since, I'm seriously lazy today,
my wonderful loving husband made this
delicious dish.
Being it a lazy family day,
he opted out in using meat on this dish,
so the protein source for this dish will be peas and eggs.
And besides,
this will make both our kids happy,
they are not too fond of eating meat.


1 /2 tsp vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp vegetable or peanut oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Large Onion, sliced
4 cups Rice, cooked and chilled
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup carrots, diced
2 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup scallions, sliced


  • In a wok or deep frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil  scramble eggs then set aside.
  • In the same wok or pan, scrape out any crusted eggs at the bottom of the pan and discard.
  • In a medium high heat, add the rest of the oil, and sautee onions until tender.
  • Add garlic, sautee until lightly brown.
  • Adjust heat to high, Add rice, crumble out any lumps while frying for about 5 mins.
  • Add peas and carrots. Fry for another 2-3 mins.
  • Add soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste, mix well.
  • Mix in scrambled eggs.
  • Take out from heat, transfer to a bowl and sprinkle sliced scallions on top of rice.
  • Serve hot.


  • Best Rice to use for Fried Rice is jasmine or long grain rice. Short grain rice are mostly sticky and not suitable for fried rice.
  • I recommend cooking and refrigerating rice a few hours or a day before making fried rice, rice is sticky when warm thus ending up with a mushy fried rice, when rice is cold it gets firm and has less moisture, perfect for stir frying. 
Here's a few of the Protein options you can add and stir fry:
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 cup pork, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cups shrimps
  • 1 1/2 cup Spam, cooked and cubed

Yes, just like the Hawaiian's,
Filipinos grew up eating spam for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!!


  1. yum yum - love fried rice, so versatile.

    Also, swooning always over your photos - always looks like you're living right by the forest :)

    1. I don't know of anyone yet that does not like fried rice.
      And Thanks for likng my photos.
      Never easy. It takes a few shots to get it just right.
      Not quite a forest but maybe the woods. LOL!!!
      I find that natural light works better when taking photos
      than my artificial light indoors.
      I've read that daylight helps make the food look more natural.
      And it does!

  2. Oh, sinangag! That is a mouth-watering photo of my favorite rice! Glad to meet you GGhie! I have joined your site and am looking forward to seeing more delicious recipes from our homeland! By the way, which part of MI are you from?

    1. Hi Abby!
      Thanks for visiting and joining in.
      I am in the City of Novi.
      Move here in '09 from Los Angeles.
      A big welcome change! :)


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