Fried Rice with Beef

7 Feb

Fried Rice with Brown Rice, Ground Beef, Peas, Carrots, Onions and Egg

Rice Preparation

  • 1.5 cups of rice, for a healthier option use brown rice, it will taste just as good, I promise
  • juice of one lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • chicken or beef broth
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the rice one day before making the fried rice. (Using freshly made rice produces soggy fried rice.) Cook the rice as instructed on the package but substitute half the amount of water for chicken or beef broth.  Once the rice is finished cooking, add in a light drizzle of extra virgin olive, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Flavouring the rice itself during the cooking process produces tastier fried rice. Let cool and store in the refrigerator.

Making the Fried Rice

  • 1 lb of extra lean ground beef
  • one carrot, coarsely grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 6 tbsps of dark soya sauce
  • 2 tbsps of worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large sauté pan on high and once the pan is hot, add in the olive oil and ground beef.  Use a spatula to break up the beef into as small pieces as possible. Once the beef is half way done, add in the onions, garlic, ginger and a very light sprinkling of sea salt and pepper.  When the beef is cooked, add in the worcestershire sauce and three tablespoons of soya sauce. Stir until the sauces are evenly mixed, then add in the green peas, carrots, sugar and paprika.  Cook for a couple of minutes until everything has heated through, then make a hole in the center of the pan and add in the eggs.  Scramble the eggs and once they’re almost cooked, add in the rice and stir well.  If needed, add in the remaining soya sauce and more salt and pepper.  Mix well and serve while still hot.

This recipe makes a large batch of fried rice. Feel free to substitute the vegetables to your own preferences.  For me, the orange carrots, green peas and yellow eggs is an excellent combination on the taste palette and eyes.

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