Broccoli Fried Rice

If there’s one thing I absolutely love, it’s fried rice! Whenever my mom makes it, the aroma brings me straight to the kitchen. After a party we had, our fridge had a giant tub of fried rice left over. Guess what I ate for the next two days? The egg rolls that we also had left. My mom thinks it’s weird that I like fried rice so much. And to that I say, Mom. How could you not love fried rice?

Okay, so actually my mom does like fried rice. I mean, she’s the one who made this! My mom has been such an important figure in this blog it’s not even funny. She’s the one who can cook, so she’s a pretty important piece to the puzzle! She’s just not a very good teacher, since I still can’t cook well. But if it means anything, I can crack an egg!

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The great thing about fried rice is how versatile it is! It’s usually made from leftover rice, it’s easy to bring for baon (Tagalog for “packed lunch”), and it’s great to snack on! Especially snack on… Isn’t that its whole purpose?

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When my mom and I made this fried rice, I thought it was fun making a hole in the center to crack the egg. Maybe it’s just me, but those little things are kind of exciting. (It shows how much I do in my life.)

Okay, I’ll stop talking now. I know all you care about are the pictures… and maybe the recipe.

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Broccoli Fried Rice

  • Servings: up to 5 people… or one <em>very</em> hungry person
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Ingredients

For the fried rice sauce

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian stir fry sauce (or vegetarian oyster sauce)
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon sugar

For the fried rice dish

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • ½ cup peas and diced carrots
  • 1 handful chopped green onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups cooked jasmine brown rice
  • pinch of black pepper

Directions

  1. Mix the fried rice sauce ingredients in a bowl completely and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a wok.
  3. Add broccoli, peas, carrots, and green onions—but be sure to leave some for garnish. Stir fry.
  4. Make space in the middle of the wok and crack 1 egg. Stir the egg, then mix the egg with the vegetables.
  5. Add 3 cups of cooked jasmine rice. Stir fry with the egg and vegetables.
  6. Make space in the middle of the wok and crack the remaining egg. Stir the egg, then mix the egg with the rice and vegetables.
  7. Add fried rice sauce gradually. Continue to stir fry.
  8. Add a dash of black pepper. Stir fry.
  9. When everything is mixed and cooked, serve in small bowls and garnish with the rest of the chopped green onion.

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