I came across this recipe on Tasty Kitchen and it instantly intrigued me... Matt and I LOVE fried rice and we love Sriracha. Mix them both together...SCORE!
There is a Japanese place that we go to often called Hana Yori and I am ALWAYS asking them how to make the rice because I can never seem to get it right. The chef told me the trick is to use cold rice, which I had never done before. It had been a while since I had attempted to make it when I came across this yesterday morning, so I decided to give it another whirl. I must say, it was pretty amazing...if you like spicy, you will love this! If you don't, you can just omit it and still love it!
After I saw the recipe on TK, I checked out who submitted the recipe and saw the link to her blog, Everyday Delightful. You should really go and check it out. There are some really great recipes over there!
adapted from : Everyday Delightful
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
4 cups cooked white rice, cold
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
1 carrot, finely diced
1 cup cabbage, finely diced
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons sriracha sauce, more/less to taste, we like heat
salt & pepper, to taste
- In a wok or large pan, heat the vegetable oil over med/high heat until hot.
- Add the onions and garlic, saute for 4 minutes then add the cabbage and carrots. Cook until crisp-tender.
- Add the the soy and sriracha and saute for 2 minutes then add the rice.
- Mix well and continue to cook until all the flavors have combined, approx 15 minutes.
- Add the sesame oil, mix and remove from heat.
- Fry the eggs to your liking.
- Serve the rice topped off with the fried eggs and ENJOY!
Just looking at these pictures is making me want this all over again...RIGHT NOW! Too bad I am at the office and sent what little leftovers we had left with Matt...At least I know he is having a good lunch!
I hope you guys try this and let me know what you think...I know you will love it....I was thinking next time about throwing some shrimp or chicken in with it and maybe even some more vegetables. The options are endless!!!
Have a GREAT Friday!!!