I have been preparing my own style of fried rice for years. My husband and I actually prefer it over what you get in the restaurant. I usually prepare this after we have had a meal with a pork roast, then I use some of the leftover roast for the fried rice the next night. I add more vegetables and when we have our fresh peppers from the garden, I always add plenty of those.

Things You Will Need

1. 4 cups of cooked rice (cold, chilled in the refrigerator )

2. 1 cup or more of cooked, chopped pork roast or ham

3. 6 eggs, prepared to scramble

4. 1/2 cup frozen peas

5. a couple of green onions, chopped

6. sliced fresh mushrooms, green pepper and red pepper or whatever peppers you like

7. 2 tbsp of butter

Prepare the rice according to directions and let it chill in the refrigerator for several hours before making the fried rice.

In a large non-stick skillet, melt some butter and stir fry the vegetables until crisp tender. Then add the meat and frozen peas. If it is a little dry, add more butter. Push the vegetables and meat aside in the pan and add the eggs. Scramble them until done.

Next, stir in the cold rice and fry it until everything is good and hot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with soy sauce.

This is a quick and easy way to make fried rice and you can add fried rice seasoning if you want to. I have occasionally, but usually just use the salt and pepper and soy sauce.

Tips & Warnings

Be sure that the rice is cold. If you try to fry it when it is warm, you will end up with gummy rice. I found that out the hard way one time when I tried to rush the dinner.