I am looking forward to another lazy weekend, I am cooking and crafting bound. But until then...
Let's talk about fried rice.
It is probably my favorite quick dinner, ever. I usually make it with chicken, but every once in awhile I have it with steak (especially if there is some left over in the freezer), so good. When you home make fried rice, it does not taste like what you get at the Chinese restaurant, it is so much more magical!
1 Yellow Onion
1 Tbsp of butter
2 Garlic cloves
1 cup of white rice
2 cups of boiling water
1 chicken breast or steak (optional)
Salt, pepper, chili powder
Salt and boil the water and put in rice, reduce heat and simmer with lid on. Dice onion and garlic. Heat butter in the pan and throw onion and garlic in. Salt and pepper. Let brown a little, but not too much. Let cook down. Slice the chicken or steak into bite size pieces. Salt, pepper, and chili powder the meat and put in pan. Mix in a little soy sauce (and oil if it looks to dry) (if you are not using meat do not put soy in now). Let meat brown a little and then reduce heat and cover. When meat is cooked and rice is cooked add the egg to the onion/meat mixtures and scramble. Add the rice and mix around. Add soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. When it is the flavor you like, turn the heat on the pan all the way up and let bottom of the rice brown and crispy. Mix the Spicy mayo in the mean time by combining mayo with siracha, to taste. You can mix this in or serve it on the side. Turn heat down and mix the crispy rice parts threw out. Serve, right out of the pan.
Yum Yum Yum.