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Fried rice is something that we eat very frequently at home.  It is also very suitable to be packed in a lunch box.  You can use a simple food container that is microwaveable to warm it up in the office, or just pack it in a thermos type of lunch box like what I did in the picture.

Ingredients (Serves 3 adults):

  • 3 cups of cooked rice (cold)
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup of frozen peas, carrot and corn mix (thawed)
  • 1 Chinese sausage, diced (can be substituted with ham, hot dog or luncheon meat as well)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric powder (optional)

This dish is really easy to do and it’s always a great solution to the times when you overcook the rice!  Just keep those leftover rice in the fridge.  The next day before cooking, take it out and let it thaw while you are preparing the ingredients.

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1:  Heat up the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan.  About thirty seconds later, put in the chopped garlic.

Step 2:  When the garlic starts to turn brown, add in the cup of peas, carrot, corn and stir fry till tender.

Step 3:  Add in the diced cubes of chinese sausage and continue to stir fry until it is fragrant.

Step 4:  Pour in the beaten eggs in a a circular motion, preferably covering all the stir fried ingredients.

Step 5:  When the eggs look like they are half cooked, scoop in the cold rice.  This is to ensure that the eggs coat the rice nicely while they are still runny.  Stir fry the rice with the ingredients well, until the eggs are fully cooked and the rice does not look sticky.

Step 6:  Add the light soy sauce, fish sauce and tumeric powder and blend well.  Tumeric powder adds a beautiful tinge of yellow to the rice and it’s also good for health too, but it is optional for you.  Fish sauce can also be omitted too according to your preference.  But I would say that’s the secret to why this recipe taste so good. *wink*

Step 7:  Stir fry for a few more minutes and add in a dash of salt and pepper as a finishing touch.

If you would like some vegetables, you can throw in some bean sprouts at Step 6 as well.

This recipe cooks for three adults, so if you have two kids and a hubby to pack for, there should still be some left for your own lunch.  Hehe.

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the preparation and cooking phases, so for this first post, please make do with this picture above.

I will take more pictures for my next recipe, I promise!

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