Sunday, February 27, 2011

Edamame Fried Rice

Credit: Kitchen Daily - Lauren Braun Costello

I was looking for a simple fried rice recipe this week and came across this interesting version...


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
4 scallions, trimmed and chopped
2 carrots, diced
2/3 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
4 cups cooked white rice (cold)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil


1. Heat a large nonstick saute pan or wok over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and swirl to coat the pan.
2. Add the garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant and soft, about 2 minutes.
3. Add the scallion (or onion) and carrots, and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
4. Add the rice, edamame, soy sauce, and sesame oil, stirring constantly to evenly distribute and heat the ingredients.
5. Use the back of a fork to break up the rice if it is sticking in chunks.

The writer recommends using day old rice as it cooks better and also suggests adding meat if you are so inclined.