Monday, November 29, 2010

What to do with Left-Overs Yes I do! Honestly, that's about the only thing I get when I go to a Chinese restaurant, or Japanese Steak House. Sometimes I get the spicy Mangolian beef, or the Chicken and Broccoli, but I ALWAYS get some fried rice. I don't even need them to put beef, shrimp, or chicken in it. This dish is so deliciously flavorful that it doesn't need any of those things.

I have tried for many years to make Chinese-style fried rice.....but to no avail. In my opinion, no one can make fried rice better than the Chinese. And I don't know why. But it is a true gift. It must be the wok that they use or something. Or maybe its the.......**sigh** never mind. I'll give myself a headache trying to figure out their secret.

Anyways, once I finally stopped trying to get the exact flavor in my fried rice that I taste at the Chinese restaurants, and just made my own version of the dish...I finally came up with a recipe that I like.

I threw in the left-over salmon from the previous recipe to add a little "somethin-somethin". Pretty much any left-over meat, chicken, or seafood can be used in this recipe. Trying to get rid of some vegetables too? Throw those in as well!

**if you have a nut allergy, use canola/vegetable oil to saute & omit the sesame oil at the end**

Salmon Fried Rice

1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup cooked rice
2 eggs
left-over salmon
1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce (depending on how you like it)
1 teaspoon fish sauce

sesame oil
green onions, green parts only, chopped small

Heat a pan or wok on medium heat. While pan is heating, beat eggs in a bowl and set aside. When pan is hot, add peanut oil, garlic, ginger, and onion. Cook for 30-45 seconds, making sure not to let the garlic burn.

Add rice. Cook for one minute. Push this mixture to the side of the pan/wok and add eggs to the other side. Scramble (this should take a few seconds if the pan is still hot). Mix the scrambled eggs with the rice and add salmon, soy sauce and fish sauce. Saute one more minute and finish with a drizzle of sesame oil and green onions.


  1. I agree they do seem to have monopolized the tastiness of fried rice, though I have tasted a few that have come close.

  2. Yes! For so long, I wanted to know their secret. But hey...I can live with this recipe. :)

  3. Fried rice is the best way to get rid of leftovers and it's also very easy to cook. It's my lazy days staple.

  4. yeh..its some chinese its an art. fried rice= comfort heaven

  5. Definitely a great way to get rid of leftovers. I love it :)



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