Friday Fried Rice

Real conversation:

Son: “Mom, what's for dinner?”

Me in fetal position on sofa: “Leftover lo mein.”

Son: “I don't want that.”

Me (inside voice) “I don't care.”

Son: “Isn't there anything else?”

Me (also inside guilty voice) “I had lunch at Le Bernadin. Maybe I should make something.”

Me (last inside voice) “I could use up the leftover ingredients from the lo mein and leftover rice…will seem like new dish!”

Son: “Well?”

Me (aloud) “OK, I'm getting up.”

15 minutes later…

Friday fried rice:

2 eggs whisked

Leftover rice already cooked (about 1 cup dried)

1 medium onion chopped

2 carrots sliced

Hand sized hunk of napa or any other cabbage, shredded

A mug of frozen peas cooked in microwave 2 ish minutes

4 scallions chopped

Veg oil

Soy sauce


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Heat large non stick skillet. Swirl 2 teaspoons oil. Add eggs and let set like an omelette. Remove from pan, fold like paper airplane cut to match size of cabbage. Set aside. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Sautée onion medium heat, getting a little color. Add carrot – ditto. Add cabbage and sprinkle of salt, soften. Peas in, scallions too. Stir, combine rice and egg. Soy sauce to taste.

Serve, eat-B

p.s. find the humblebrag for bonus points!


Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

3 thoughts on “Friday Fried Rice

  1. I think this is dinner tonight…I have a meeting after work, so dinner prep time is down to nothing. I have all of this!! Thanks Betsy (and my family should thank you too)

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