Friday, June 4, 2010

Fabulous Fried Rice (Amy Jo Style)

And I thought my fried rice was good!!! Just wait until you try this!!! Amy Jo (my sis-in-law) and creator of Edible Experiments came up with this while they stayed with me and I can't even tell you how competely delicious it was-- and PACKED with veggies! (Great way to sneak them in- the kids loved it!) This is Amy's take on "Our Best Bite's" take on Disneyworld's Ohana Restaurant. :) Got that straight? This is what Our Best Bite's had to say:

"This fried rice is inspired from the same restaurant as our Sweet and Spicy Honey-Grilled Shrimp. It's not your typical Chinese restaurant-type fried rice; it's a bit milder and has a little more Polynesian flair. It goes great with Teriyaki Chicken or it's slightly naughtier cousin, Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Bites. Or try it with Asian BBQ Chicken or the ever-popular Spicy Honey Chicken. Or toss in some leftover Fauxtisserie Chicken or ham or shrimp (or hey, live on the wild side and add all three) and it can be a meal in and of itself. And guess what? My kids love it and I love that they're getting all sorts of "nasty," good-for-you veggies like cabbage."

Fried Rice
Recipe by Our Best Bites, adapted from Disneyworld's Ohana Restaurant

2 c. white rice + 4 c. water (OR 4 c. cold, leftover rice, which is actually better)
3 Tbsp. butter
1/4 c. minced red onion
2 Tbsp. chopped green onions
1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/4 c. chopped carrots
1/2 c. chopped mushrooms
8 oz. (1/2 bag) of coleslaw mix (just cut up a head of cabbage)
3-4 generous Tbsp. soy sauce
Amy also added zucchini and celery and some cooked pork and it was really good!

1 Tbsp. dried onion
1 Tbsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 ½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. celery salt
1 ½ tsp. sugar

Boil water and add rice. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. This step can be done even up to 2-3 days in advance (and for some reason, fried rice tastes better when the rice is cold). Heat butter over medium heat and saute onions, carrots, and cabbage until carrots are tender. Add cooked rice, soy sauce, and seasoning to taste (you won't even come close to using all of it; save the rest for future fried rice or use as you would seasoning salt.)

--Peas, snap peas, or pea pods
--Leftover Fauxtisserie Chicken
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1 comment:

jess and seth said...

This looks a whole lot better than my boring friend rice! Thanks Amy & Lou!