Fried Rice is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover rice. It’s great on its own or as a side.
The most important thing to remember when making fried rice is to use day old/ cold rice. Using just made rice / warm rice will result in sticky clumps. So leftover refrigerated rice is ideal or just make a batch the day before.
What if you’re craving fried rice but you forgot to make the rice the day before or don’t have any leftovers? Make a fresh batch, spread it out on a baking sheet and let cool for a bit. Cover with plastic wrap and pop it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes, until chilled ( but not frozen)
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
PROTEIN OPTION : To add meat or shrimp, stir fry in oil then remove from pan. Follow instructions below and add protein along with peas, soy sauce, etc and mix all ingredients together.
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 carrots, diced in small cubes or shredded
4 cups, day old ,cooked white rice
½ -1 cup frozen peas
3-4 Tablespoons soy sauce (or more as needed)
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
salt and pepper
2 green onions, sliced