Easy Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice

I’m having one of those weeks where I just can’t seem to find the motivation to do anything. Stuff is either too boring or too much work. Too time-consuming or not challenging enough. I’m not the only one who goes through this, right?

When I have days like this I tend to rely on one thing I’ve always got in the fridge: leftovers.

Easy Fried Rice

For this week’s apathy meal I relied on leftover rice. I always, always make too much rice. I don’t do it on purpose and I know how to measure, but I’m always staring at half a pot of rice after dinner’s over, wondering what to do with it.

But this week the planets had aligned. I had eggrolls on the menu for the next night, and fried rice tends to work better with rice that isn’t fresh off the stove, so into the fridge it went.

Easy Fried Rice

Know what’s better than utilizing leftover rice? The leftover fried rice made from the leftover rice. Delicious.

Easy Fried Rice
from Life as Lofthouse

3 cups cooked white rice
3 Tbs sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the peas and carrots, onion, and garlic. Stir fry until tender.

Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated.