I love fried rice. For us, it's not a side dish. It's a one bowl meal. The key is thinking a little bit ahead and having some one to three-day old rice in the fridge. If you keep some shrimp (Trader Joe's Argentinian) in your freezer, or if you have some crab (Costco) in your fridge, you are ready. Take stuff that's already in your fridge, freezer, and pantry, add some cooked rice from the night before, and go out there and be a fried rice hero!
I start by making a super thin omelette, taking it off the heat, and slicing into 1/4" slivers to mix in the fried rice later. Set aside or refrigerate.
Chop your vegetables!
Create your mixture - Soy Sauce, Pepper, Sesame Oil
Add 1 Tbsp Canola oil to wok or pan. Sauté Onions for five minutes, then vegetables for 5 more, or until they're just the way you like them. Take out of wok or pan and set aside.
Put 2 Tbsp Canola Oil in wok/pan with heat on high. Add rice and let it sizzle for 4-5 minutes. Use a spoon or spatula to make sure it does not stick, but do not stir. You're trying to make it a little crispy. Add soy mixture, stir, and mix well.
Add everything except the egg. Stir in and heat. Again, let sit instead of constantly stirring.
Blend in the cooked egg at the very end and serve! Have extra soy sauce and some Thai Chili Garlic sauce or Sriracha sauce for those who like it hot.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.