I was STARVING after I got back from the gym today. I knew I needed something fast and filling or else I'd start gnawing on limbs.
Having leftover rice ready to go is the key to keeping this recipe quick and dirty. We had Chinese takeout a couple nights back, so this was a great way to use up leftover rice.
Why lightning fast? Well, it goes together just like that and we've got some nice thunderstorms going on right now. Way to take advantage of the situation! :)
Lightning Fast Fried Rice (1 big serving)
1 cup leftover cooked rice, straight from fridge
1 cup shredded cabbage (I used bagged coleslaw mix)
1 cup raw broccoli florets
cooked protein of choice (I used a cut-up 97% ff hotdog. Don't judge, the Chinese use sausage in their fried rice!)
1 tsp canola oil
1 tsp sesame oil
minced garlic (I used jarred)
ginger paste (I use the jarred or kind in a tube)
soy sauce to taste
any other seasonings to taste (I used Szechwan stir-fry sauce)
Take veggies, place in bowl with about 1 tbsp water. Microwave for about 3 minutes. While this is going on, heat up a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Heat the canola oil, then add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a minute.
Add the cooked veggies and protein and stir-fry a couple minutes. Add the rice and soy sauce and stir-fry to warm rice through. Once everything is cooked through, add the sesame oil and any other seasonings. Combine thoroughly and dump in a bowl.
Note -- I didn't use an egg because I'd already had one for breakfast, but feel free to quickly scramble one beforehand and then add into the mix with the rice.