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Simple Fried Rice final picture

There are a lot of recipes for fried rice. Recently, I wanted to serve rice as a side dish but I wanted to add some flavor instead of serving it plain. Since I did not want it to overtake the main dish, I did not make fried rice with vegetables and scrambled egg. Of course you can add any additional ingredients and use this recipe as your starting point. The measurements are approximate, as I add more ingredients when I do my taste tests. Plus I made the rice a day ahead and finished the fried rice close to serving dinner.

The last couple of weeks have been hectic with going to Philadelphia on a business trip. I was only gone for 3-days but it is amazing how much you do during that time at both work and home. I am still trying to catch up plus I am taking a 5-day weekend for Memorial Day. Recently, I have been nominated for several awards and I have not had time to properly recognize them. I know I do not always “follow” the rules when it come to awards. But I believe it is more about recognizing each other and building the blogging community which I greatly enjoy! I hope you take time to visit these wonderful bloggers – each has a different story to tell.

INDIAN COOKING MADE EASY, SOMETIMES NOT SO EASY nominated me for Shine on Award and the Bouquet of Three Award.

LILLY SUE’S BITES AND BREWS for the 7×7 Link Award.

Looking for reasoning to a complicated world for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.

Ajay for the Sunshine Award.

willowdot21 for the Interesting Blog Award.

I love each of the above bloggers and I nominate each back for a choice of their own award. In addition I nominate the following bloggers to select their own award:

Maniniyot
MamaSheri
Green Horn Photos
Add Grain on Earth

Ok.. no surprise I am not following the exact rules… but I will share a few things about myself that you may or may not know…

  1. I am a sci-fi fan – especially Star Trek – as there is nothing greater than Star Trek! Stay tuned for an upcoming post on Star Trek Into Darkness.
  2. I love dark chocolate – I can’t really eat milk chocolate any more – it is too mild.
  3. I like semi-dry white wines and dry red wines – all wines need to be chilled – not into room temperature wines.
  4. I am not athletic at all – more of a geek in front of a computer – but I do play disc golf. To my husband’s relief it is the one “sport” that I can actually participate!
  5. I am really getting into food photography with my Cannon Powershot camera. I am trying to learn more about setting up pictures and taking pictures outdoors. I still have a lot to learn… but maybe one day I will get a more expensive camera with removable lenses and such.
  6. I prefer twitter over facebook. Less drama and noise on twitter.
  7. I am a tester – but I have little patience – I think that helps me as a tester.  🙂
  8. I love chocolate cake and strawberry shortcake!
  9. I like dark rich colors.
  10. I prefer modern and abstract artwork.
  11. I like Indie music.

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Now on to the cooking!

2 cups cooked White Rice, cold
1 tsp Sesame Oil
2 tsp Stir Fry Oil
2 tbsp. Sweet Onion, chopped
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 tbsp Soy Sauce, reduced-salt
1/2 tbsp Teriyaki Sauce, reduced-salt
A few Splashes of Dry Saki

Optional: green onions for garnish, any vegetables you would like to add, scrambled egg
Heat oil in a wok. Add sweet onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook for about 5-minutes.

Add rice and mix.

Then add and mix the soy sauce.

Add a few splashes of sake. Heat until warm through but do not stir too much because the rice could become mushy.
on a business trip. I was only gone 3-days but that is a lot of time when you think about everything you typically do during that time at work and at home.

Now on to the cooking!

2 cups cooked White Rice, cold
1 tsp Sesame Oil
2 tsp Stir Fry Oil
2 tbsp. Sweet Onion, chopped
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 tbsp Soy Sauce, reduced-salt
1/2 tbsp Teriyaki Sauce, reduced-salt
A few Splashes of Dry Saki

Optional: green onions for garnish, any vegetables you would like to add, scrambled egg
Heat oil in a wok. Add sweet onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook for about 5-minutes.

Simple Fried Rice onions and garlic

Add rice and mix.

Simple Fried Rice add rice to wok

Then add and mix the soy sauce. Add a few splashes of sake. Heat until warm through but do not stir too much because the rice could become mushy.

Simple Fried Rice add sauce to rice

Simple Fried Rice served as a side dish

12 thoughts on “A Simple Fried Rice and Awards

  1. mamasheri says:

    Thank you dear. It makes my heart giggle that you like my words. I shall try to keep you interested!!! Blessings, Sheri

    1. Bernice says:

      You are welcomed my friend. Keep blogging! 🙂

  2. Lilly Sue says:

    Congrats on so many awards! And thanks for the mention! Love some homemade fried rice 🙂

    1. Lilly Sue says:

      Have a good long weekend!!

    2. Bernice says:

      Thank you. I like the fried rice with a little saki!

      1. Lilly Sue says:

        Oh definitely! Yum! 🙂

  3. Fried rice is the perfect realistic cooking ideas for the working moms of the world. Congrats on your awards and take care and relax over your long weekend. Take care, BAM

    1. Bernice says:

      It is such a quick and easy side dish. Especially since it is best to cook the rice ahead of time. The Memorial weekend is starting off cold! Crazy weather we go from 90’s down to 40.

  4. Sophie33 says:

    Congrats on your many deserved awards! yeah! It was fun reading more about you! This simple yet very fragrant rice dish is looking quite delicious & pretty too!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you Sophie! I had marinated chicken that we were grilling with a side of rice – and the rice just seemed to bland since it wasn’t a stir fry. So it worked out well. Plus I had some saki left so decided to add it for a nice flavor.

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