Prep time: 8 mins | Cook time: 12 mins | Total time: 20 mins | Yield: 6-8 servings
I am always mesmerized by Chinese fried rice because they look tasty and inviting. Just like this fried rice, that is better than taking out! Flavorful, simple with a few ingredients, and taste amazing! There are many varieties, but this one is my favourite. And you can add chicken pieces if desired.
3 tablespoons butter, divided
3 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 large carrot, peeled and cubed
1 small white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4-5 cups cooked and chilled rice
1 cup frozen peas
4 green onions, thinly sliced
¼ cup soy sauce (plus more to taste)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
3 teaspoons oyster sauce
salt and pepper
HOW TO MAKE BETTER THAN TAKEOUT FRIED RICE:
Step 1: Heat over medium heat a large skillet or wok.
Step 2: Add and melt a tbsp butter into the preheated pan.
Step 3: Cook beat eggs into the skillet with melted butter for about 30 to 40 seconds or until set and scramble.
Step 4: Once the eggs are completely cooked, take them out of the pan and set aside.
Step 5: Then, add in the rest of the butter into the skillet and saute the carrot and onion until tender.
Step 6: Stir in the garlic and continue to cook until fragrant.
Step 7: Adjust the heat up a bit and add in the cold rice and peas.
Step 8: Continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Wait until it sizzles and browns a bit before adding in the eggs, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce. Remain cooking for several minutes or until hot. And season with salt and pepper.
Step 9: When done, serve immediately.
Recommended but optional, add about 1 to 2 tbsp soy sauce.