Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fried Rice Anyone???

I don't know why, but I had this terrible urge for fried rice lately. I used to make it all the time years ago, but haven't done it in ages. Don't know why -- just never thought about it, I guess. I had a lot of "this and that" in the fridge, so decided I'd throw it all together to make my own. That's what's great about fried rice -- you can use all those little bits of left over veggies and meat that really aren't enough to serve as is. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be making it A LOT, I guarantee it! You just can't go wrong!

4 cups cooked rice (I cooked mine in chicken broth)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoon butter or margarine (I used olive oil)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green and/or red pepper (optional)
4 cups rice, prepared and cooled
1/2 cup shredded carrots (optional)
1/2 cup shredded lettus (optional)
1 cup cooked chicken (optional)
soy sauce
1 cup cooked peas (optional)


1 Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet or wok.
2 Scramble eggs in butter, breaking up the cooked eggs into small pieces.
3 Set aside.
4 Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet or wok.
5 Saute onions and/or green peppers in butter for 3 minutes.
6 Combine eggs, onions, rice, and meat, carrots, etc.
7 Stir in soy sauce until color of rice is uniform.
8 Stir in peas.
9 Toss and turn until everything is heated well.


papel1 said...

Happy New Year Cora. Wishing you better health with full recovery. Whenever I am at a Chinese Restaurant I get Fried rice. But for New Years Eve it was Mexican food. Didn't party too much.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Happy new years Cora!

I've never ever made fried rice before; but LOVE it!
Lately, I've been overindulging in chocolate and fried food to the point I've gained about 15 pounds-
I've really been convicted about it, and this is the time for new beginnings.
When I got groceries I actually bought some brown rice for healthy versioned stir frys. I'll be remembering this post and reaching for the rice more often!
I love when you share what you're cookin up!

Julie said...

I just caught up on reading your blog, Cora. I hope all goes well with your surgery. What a journey you have travelled through for the past 6 months or so. I wish you continued blessings and hope. You are an inspiration.

That fried rice looks delcious. I have never made fried rice. I just might have to do that. Take care and Happy and Cancer-free New year!!!! Julie

Linda said...

YUM - now I am craving Chinese Food!!

Toby Parsons said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe Cora. I'm not a lover of fried rice, but my dh and daughter are. I'll print it and she can make it for her dad. :)


Toni said...

Hey Cora!Sorry to hear about your up coming surgery.I`m glad your one step closer to the end of this long road though!Don`t worry either.I know God will protect you and keep you safe as He has been thus far!
This recipe looks yummy!I`ll have to try it sometime.I copied the recipe for Olie Bollen that you listed. That looks so good!Hope you have a new year full of many blessings!!!Love and blessings,Toni

PianoPlayer said...

Mmmmm. I made it for dinner last night, inspired by your post and picture. It's such an easy, one dish meal.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

This sounds soooo great! I am going to make it with what I have this afternoon. Thanks!


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis!!!
Happy New Year (((Hugz))))
I have missed you so much, I get to blog and visit once more. My hubby blessed me with an early Birthday gift a new notebook laptop and it is just right for me to take along with me and even fit's in my purse lol. My computer crashed and I took time away and just spend quiet times with the Lord. How are you feeling?? You are always in my prayer and I smile when I say your name each morning as I drive to work and lift you up in prayer. I know the Lord will do great things just as he said in his word!!!

Luv ya Lorie

naomisnotions said...

That looks yummy!

I hope your surgery goes well...I'll be praying!

I hope this year brings you a fresh new out look on things...and the healing and blessings begin! :)

Happy New Year!



Leslie said...

Hi, Cora, just found your blog through a group we belong to together - OPSG. Didn't even realize it. Plus you live just north from me, maybe about an hour? Good luck with your surgery. I will definitely be praying for you and that you have a speedy and full recovery.


Kindra said...

Hi Cora, I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers that the surgery will go smooth as silk. We are always here for you. Hugs.

And the food looks might gooood.

Debra said...

Oh what a hunger that rice is stirring up for me!!! Your picture is too good!
You are in my prayers and thoughts. Love, Debra

Leslie said...

Hi, Cora when you get the chance can you jump over to my blog? I have something for you.


LindaSueBuhl said...

YUM - we use up leftovers this way a lot - DH loves rice more than potatoes so he is always delighted to see a plate of "whatever" placed before hime - good reminder because it is a wise way to use up our bits of this and that which might otherwise be wasted.

Jill said...

Hi Cora.I just found your blog via Deena's. I am hoping and praying that everything goes smoothly with your surgery. It is so hard to go through this but with the love of friends and family you will make it through.My journey with this started a year ago this month and I am now having radiation...12 more to go!
Your fried rice looks good and I will have to try it.

Farmchick said...

I LOVE fried rice! Thinking of you Cora--I wish you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Here's to good health this year!!

I will be praying for you.

Deb said...

Hi Cora! It's me Deb. I'm stopping by to say that I'm praying that all went well with your sugery today. And that my faith in the Lord says today is the beginning of the rest of your wonderful life. What a testimony you have! I'm so glad that I was one that you shared it with. I'll never forget it! Love ya! Deb

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

CORA I AM PRAYING FOR YOU, AND WILL BE SO ANXIOUS to hear how you are, and how the surgery went.
Love ya girl,

Shanda said...

I was just checking in to see if you were home from the hospital. Wishing you the very best and sending my love and prayers.

Ruthie said...

Happy New Year. Hope you are doing well.
Prayers for you and hugs.

ByLightOfMoon said...

I am so sorry I am behind on my blogging! I pray for you a fabulous recovery and you are on the way UP NOW!

Look UP and I give thanks for all you are!

Blessings, Cyndi

ByLightOfMoon said...

I printed off your recipe to Cora. We make Fried Rice but never added the peas and carrots. We make it with Cashew Chicken and Love that meal.

Many thanks for dahring your recipe. IT looks fabulous!

Smiles, cyndi

Toni said...

Hey cora.Hope all went well with the surgery.Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.Take care.Love and blessings,Toni

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

1-10-09, Cora, by now you have had your surgery, and I am praying that this finds you doing well. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Kathleen

Sherri Watt said...

I love fried rice. Thanks for the recipe. I also love finding new blogs. I found you on Encouragement from the Heart blog.

God Bless!

Ruthie said...

Just a note to send you Well Wishes. I saw the post on your surgery update from your sis. Glad things went well and wanted to let you know I'm praying for you. Feel better soon.
Hugs. Ruthie

ByLightOfMoon said...

Just dropping back in to say HI and thinking of you!

smiles, cyndi

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

I've been thinking of you and checking every day since Wednesday to see how you're doing.

Love you,

goooooood girl said...

your blog is feel good......