Fried Rice


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Many times I plan the meat but not the sides for dinner. Fried Rice is one of our favorite go to sides. We always have the ingredients and the Little Chefs eat it without complaints. The recipe is better if you cook the rice earlier in the day so it has time to cool in the refrigerator. But often times I am not that ahead of schedule and use the hot rice right out of the rice cooker.
Once the rice is done we add bacon grease to a skillet. Each time we cook bacon we save the grease. We pour it into an ice cube tray and when solid pop them out and put then in a freezer safe bag. (Each cube is NOT necessarily filled to the top. The cubes make it easier to handle in small portions when needed.) One cube is put in the saucepan to melt. The rice is then added to cook for a few minutes. If your rice was cold this step would reheat the rice. With warm rice this step goes quickly.

We buy frozen peas and carrots (all in one bag) because it is easy. We take a small bowl and add in the frozen peas and carrots with a little water and pop it into the microwave for a couple minutes to cook. Then they are added to the rice.

Scramble two eggs in a bowl then add it into the center of the skillet. Take a spoon and start to scramble the eggs. We like to incorporate the egg into the rice mixture before the egg is fully cooked. It sticks to the rice a bit making it yummy. After the egg is fully cooked grab your soy sauce bottle. Swirl it around the pan a few times and mix everything together.

Pretty easy right! The most time consuming part is letting the rice cook. The Little Chefs eat this up so well. The only bad part is the mess under the table after the meal. Those tiny pieces of rice are so hard to clean up!

Fried Rice
Five Little Chefs

1 cup enriched white rice
2 cups water
1 cup frozen peas and carrot mixture
2 Tablespoons bacon grease or oil
2 eggs
Soy sauce to taste

1. In a saucepan, combine rice and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. In a small bowl add frozen peas and carrots with 1 Tbsp water. Microwave for 2 minutes.
3. In a small bowl crack eggs and scramble.
4. In a skillet add bacon grease or oil. When hot add in cooked rice.  Then stir in peas and carrots.
5. Add eggs int the middle of the rice mixture and stir for 15 seconds before combining with rice mixture.
6. Add in soy sauce, and mix everything together well to coat.

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20 Replies to "Fried Rice"

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    allisamazing June 11, 2012 (7:17 am)

    This sounds delicious. I am going to try it!

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    Barbara Cobham June 11, 2012 (8:14 am)

    Oh my goodness. Must try this with my rice-loving family!

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    Paula June 11, 2012 (8:47 am)

    Wow! Such an easy recipe. Love fried rice! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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    Katy Emanuel June 11, 2012 (11:00 am)

    What an easy side dish. Will have to try it. I love that you let your children help in the kitchen and get some say, that's great.

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    Sarah June 11, 2012 (12:35 pm)

    That is SO nice! I will have to try that. To easy! And wow that looks yummy! 😀

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    Kaylee June 11, 2012 (2:06 pm)

    What an easy and great looking recipe. I would love for you to link up at Mealtime Monday and I will be sure to be back to visit for your linking party next week!

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    Mom Fashion World June 11, 2012 (3:42 pm)

    It looks yummy! I love rice.

    I saw your blog from Mom's Monday Mingle
    and now your newest follower.
    I hope you follow mine back. Thanks!

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    Joy June 11, 2012 (8:54 pm)

    Yummy! Fried rice is one of our staples! Can't wait to try your version!

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    Lisa June 11, 2012 (10:13 pm)

    This looks delicious! We love fried rice and I am definitely going to try this one! Thanks for linking up with Try a New Recipe Tuesday!

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    Five Little Chefs June 11, 2012 (11:00 pm)

    Thank you! We are all having fun while learning!

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    Five Little Chefs June 11, 2012 (11:01 pm)

    Thanks for visiting and for the invite. I would love to link up!

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    Countrified Hicks June 11, 2012 (11:39 pm)

    I love chicken fried rice and am always looking to try out different recipes. Can't wait to try this one soon. Found you from the C.R.A.F.T. blog hop we both did! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll return the favor and follow my blog and/or FB fan page!

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    Diane June 12, 2012 (1:28 pm)

    I love chicken fried rice. I would love you to link up today at my linky party. @ Have a wonderful week!

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    Carrie June 12, 2012 (5:03 pm)

    What a great recipe!! Sounds divine! Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

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    Judy June 12, 2012 (7:41 pm)

    We love fried rice, too! I had to chuckle about the clean-up part–so true!! 🙂

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    Susan June 12, 2012 (8:09 pm)

    This looks simple and delicious! I could eat fried rice every day. I will try to remember to link up my recipe post on Thursday! xo

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    Happy Whimsical Hearts June 12, 2012 (9:12 pm)

    Yum, that sounds really tasty. We love fried rice too ~ such a good dish. We often add chicken and have it as a main ~ yumo. Thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times!

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    Betsy @ Romance on a Dime June 12, 2012 (10:04 pm)

    This looks so good, easy and frugal!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I also often plan the main course of the meal but not sides. It takes time.

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. I'm pinning this.

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    Nan @ Playful Decor June 13, 2012 (11:24 am)

    A great and easy recipe! Right now I have one who only wants plain rice and the other isn't into carrots right now. Can't win! I'm stashing this away for the future – thanks for sharing!

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