Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fried rice

Today I hauled out my Disney cookbook that I've had forever to make a recipe I've wanted to make forever, fried rice!  And it also meant I got to haul out my wok that my old boss gave me, oh, 5 years ago or so?  And it's been sitting in the kitchen cabinet since I moved in here over a year and a half ago, never to be used...until today....

The recipe was super simple and I made a couple of variations to it and the end result was pretty tasty.  It made a ton too, and it was definitely much healthier than what you'd get in a Chinese restaurant (although I will admit, I like the takeout better, especially from my favorite Thai place)

  • 4-5 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 4-5 scallions
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 small can water chestnuts
  • Tofu, diced (or whatever protein you like)
  • Shrimp, thawed
  • 1 cup peas
  • Minced garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Hot sauce (if desired)
In a wok or large skillet, heat on high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Add the egg and scramble, remove the egg and set aside.  Add the carrots and broccoli and stir fry for 3-5 minutes.  Add the zucchini, peas, shrimp, tofu, garlic and water chestnuts and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in the rice and mix until everything is combined.  Add soy sauce and hot sauce and cook for another couple of minutes.  Top with sliced scallions.


  1. Wow, I had no idea that Disney had cookbooks!
    Looks good!

  2. the key to great fried rice at home is making sure that the rice you use is cold :)