This is a staple dinner for us. I call it clean out the fridge fried rice. It has all the merits of a good weeknight dinner: it's fast, cheap, easy, healthy and uses whatever ingredients you have on hand. I have been making this dish with some regularity since college. However, it's fair to say it's evolved a bit over the years.
Clean out the fridge fried rice
2 cups cooked leftover brown rice*
1 Tb fresh ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger)
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 Tb vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup of whatever veggies you have on hand, chopped (here I used mushrooms and carrots)
1 cup frozen green peas thawed out
1/2 cup frozen corn thawed out
1 small can of sliced water chestnuts
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1-3 Tb soy sauce to taste
Chinese chili garlic sauce
Heat oil in skillet to medium. Add onion and veggies (if raw) and cook 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and sesame oil. Cook 1 minute. Add peas and corn and rice. Cook 2-3 minutes to fry rice. Add water chestnuts. Pour beaten egg over rice. Cook stirring until egg is cooked. Season to taste with soy sauce. And serve with chili sauce of choice.