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!


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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