Pour the beaten egg around the rim of the wok so the egg cooks before it touches the rice, then combine it quickly.
Vegetable Fried Rice
Serves 2 to 4
This simple Asian dish makes a great accompaniment for any meat, poultry or fish dish. Add cooked chicken, duck or lobster for a delicious main course.
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 cup broccoli florettes
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup snow peas
1 cup diced cooked lobster, duck or chicken meat (optional)
2 cups cooked long grain rice (cooked the day before, the grains should be separate)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Heat a wok or heavy skillet.
Add the peanut oil and heat until hot. Then add all the vegetables and the fish or fowl, if used, and stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add the rice and stir fry for another 2 minutes, or until the rice is jumping off the wok. Then add all the vegetables and the cooked lobster, chicken or duck meat, and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Pour the beaten egg around the rim of the wok so that the egg scrambles before it touches the rice. Mix the scrambled egg into the rice, add the soy sauce and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.