Fried rice is such a staple. You can make it in a heartbeat with whatever ingredients you may have in your pantry and fridge. If you prefer seafood, use shrimp or even fish, scallops, chicken, beef, your choice. The basics are always the same: soy sauce, pre-cooked rice and beaten eggs and chances are that you already have these ingredients at home.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $16.30 or $2.33 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Ingredients for the dish (minus white rice) ($14.55)
2 pork tenderloins, cleaned and cut in cubes (@3.46 ea. = $6.92)
1 tbsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.35)
1/3 c. Angie’s basting olive oil ($1.25)
1 med-size onion, chopped (.40)
4 large garlic cloves, chopped (.35)
2 c. broccoli florets ($1.25)
1 small pk. or baby Bella mushrooms, chopped in large pieces ($1.25)
1 red or orange bell pepper, chopped (.69)
3 large beaten eggs (.48)
6 hard boiled or poached eggs (.96)
1/3 c. Soy sauce (.70)
Cilantro to garnish
Ingredients for the White Rice (1.75)
3 c. of cooked white rice ($1.20)
6 cups of water (.0)
1 tbsp. Angie’s basting oil (.40)
1 tsp. salt (.15)
NOTE #2: Notice that I kept the salty seasoning low, to ensure the soy sauce don’t overpower the final dish with salt.
HACK: In addition to soy sauce, I always add Sesame oil to my fried rice or any Asian dish. It enhances the flavor or the dish.
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