You might remember that in A Cheyenne Thanksgiving, my heroine Tess is half-Chinese, and her contribution to the Thanksgiving table is a fried-rice dish. This wasn’t a random choice. Some of you may know that my husband is half-Chinese, and the easiest (and yummiest!) dish my Father-in-Law taught me to make is fried rice. What better way to kick off a season of giving (and giveaways!) than with this super-simple “Thanksgiving” (at least as far as I’m concerned) dish?
Cook the white rice completely, let cool just slightly. Scramble some eggs and set aside.
In a large pan, fry up whatever veggies you’ll want to throw in. Use any kind of oil; veggie oil will work, but peanut or sesame is better. In the pan, toss in your chopped-up carrots/green onions/chopped-up peppers/minced garlic or ginger/green peas, and cook until… well, until they look done. Mix these veggies in with the egg and the chopped leftovers and let sit for a bit.
Add it more oil to the pan and dump in the rice, tossing to coat, and fry it up! When the individual grains are darker and a bit firmer, you know it’s fried enough… so toss in your chopped veggies/egg/Chinese food and mix (see, this is why you needed a large pan). Then pour in your sauce (this is why I told you to reserve it). Oyster sauce works well, but the best choice is the sauce from your leftover takeout! Just pour it over the mixture and toss to coat while on the stove-top.
So. Good. So simple. Mmmmm--mmmmm. I'm hungry now.
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- Blind Love, by Kishan Paul
- Lead Me From Temptation, by Kris Calvert
- Sliding Into Home, by Anne Lange
- Dante’s Gift, by Aubrey Wynne
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- Cheyenne Thanksgiving, by Caroline Lee
- Portrait of a Girl, by Luanna Stewart
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