Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fried Rice Grandma Lou Style

Although I was never much of a fried rice fan growing up, this recipe has become one of my favorites recently. It is so fast and easy and a great way to take boring rice and make it something delish! I love to serve it with the orange chicken curry, but it would be great with just about anything.

2 eggs slightly beathn
4 Tablespoons oil (divided)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
4 cups COLD cooked rice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce (or a little more to taste)

Scramble eggs slightly in 1 Tablsp oil. Remove from pan and set aside. Heat remaining oil and add green onions, mixing a few times. Ad rice and fry a few minutes, mixing well. Add sugar and soy sauce (more soy sauce may be added to taste) Stire well. Then add eggs and break into small pieces while mixing.

serves 4-6


Be sure your rice is REALLY COLD. I make mine (just the boil in the bag kind) in the morning and then leave it in the fridge all day long so it is ready for dinner. You can also do half brown rice and half white rice to make this dish a little healthier. Either way it is a great side dish!

curry in a hurry

So I don't like curry. BUT my mom made this dish for me while I was in CA and I actually really really loved it! It was savory and a little sweet, and the curry was there, but not overwhelming. Seriously so good.

This recipe is from All Recipes, but I altered it a little based on the reviews and my own preferences.

THIS is the link for the original recipe.

And here is how I made it work for me:

1 1/2 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 dash of soy sauce
4 boneless skinless breasts cut into strips or about 8 or so chicken tenders

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.In a sauce pan over meium low heat combine the marmalade, curry powder, soy sauce, salt and water. Mix together. Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and pour marmalade mixture over chicken.

3.Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, flipping the chicken over and spooing the sauce over it about half way through the cooking time.

4.Serve sauce hot with the chicken. (which tastes especially good with fried rice)