Affordable Egg Fried Rice!

The cooking of fried rice is budget-friendly, nutritious foods in today’s tough economy. An extremely affordable dish that can impress any guest. The choosing of ingredients can be of a large variety, in addition to sauces and oils.
Fried rice is a popular component of Chinese food and Indian food as well as other forms of Asian cuisine. It is made from rice stir fried in a wok with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables and some kinds of meat. It is sometimes served as the penultimate dish in Chinese banquets (just before dessert). As a home cooked dish, fried rice typically is made with ingredients left over from other dishes, leading to countless variations.
There are many popular varieties of fried rice, each with its own specific list of ingredients. In Asia, the more famous varieties include Yangzhou and Fujian fried rice. Elsewhere, Chinese restaurants catering to non-Chinese clientele have invented their own varieties of fried rice including egg fried rice, Singaporean (spicy) fried rice and the ubiquitous 'special fried rice'.
Fried rice is a common staple in American Chinese cuisine, especially in the form sold at fast-food stands. The most common form of fried rice consists of some mixture of eggs, scallions, and vegetables, with chopped meat (usually pork or chicken, sometimes beef or shrimp) added at the customer's discretion. Fried rice is also seen in other American restaurants, even in cuisines where there is no native tradition of the dish. The dish is also a staple of Chinese restaurants in the United Kingdom (both "sit-in" and "takeaway"), and fried rice is very popular in the West African nations of Nigeria, Ghana and Togo, both as a restaurant food and as street food.
Fried rice is made from cold rice that has already been cooked by boiling. The use of leftover rice and other leftover ingredients is common when cooked at home. The oil may be seasoned with aromatics such as garlic before the rice and other ingredients are stir fried together in a wok. The non-rice ingredients used in fried rice are greatly varied. They can include eggs, poultry and meat (beef, pork), vegetables (carrots, bean sprouts, celery, peas, corn), spices and peppers, and soy sauce or sometime oyster sauce. It is often stir-fried in a wok with vegetable oil or animal fat to prevent sticking, as well as for flavour. Onions, scallion and garlic add zest and extra flavor. It is popularly eaten either as an accompaniment to another dish, or as a course by itself.
Popular garnishes include fried shallots, sprigs of parsley or coriander leaves, carrots carved into intricate shapes or sliced chili sprinkled on top of the heaped rice. Many food stands found on the streets across Southeast Asia will serve fried rice on the spot expecting the customer to choose which garnishes to add.

(serves 4)
4 eggs
1 spring onion (scallion), chopped
50g (1/3 cup) fresh or frozen peas
3 tablespoons oil
740g (4 cups) cooked long grain rice
1 To make this egg fried rice recipe simply beat the eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of the spring onion.
2 Cook the peas in a pan of simmering water for around 2-3 minutes if fresh or around 1 minute if frozen.
3 Heat a wok over a high heat, add the oil and heat until very hot. Reduce the heat then add the egg and lightly scramble. Add the rice before the egg is completely set.
4 Increase the heat, then stir to separate the rice grains and break the egg into small bits.
5 Add the peas and the remaining spring onion (scallions), and season with salt. Stir constantly for 1 minute. Serve and enjoy!


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