Egg Fried rice

So, as a New Year’s resolution, I hit the gym in January, and I have been exercising now, some day’s cardio, yoga, zumba, or just weight training, just something each day, four days a week. It has helped me so much. I have lost weight, lost inches, fitting into clothes I stacked away after the last 2 pregnancies, and I am happier and more energetic. After dinner, my kids and I play, brush our teeth together, read bed time stories, make up goofy songs and giggle. We have made up this ‘tickle time game’ and they have a ball. I rest by their side until they fall asleep, and I come back to my computer, to blog. That is a nice feeling. I am stronger, and most importantly happy :-)

What I used: Serves 2-3
2 eggs
2 cups cooked rice – day old works well
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp oyster sauce
½  tsp pepper powder
1 cup scallions / green onion, finely chopped
Salt to taste
3 tsp oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup onions finely chopped
Veggies: (optional)
1 cup carrots diced
1 cup peas

You may cook rice, and let it cool before using it. Day old rice, in the refrigerator works very well, as it is a little grainier and soaks in the sauces just right. In a glass or porcelain bowl, sprinkle a little water and salt on the carrot and peas, and let it steam cook in the microwave until they are half cooked. Set aside.

In a large wok/pan, add oil over high heat. When the oil begins to smoke, break the raw eggs and toss them in. Work it constantly to bring it to a popcorn texture. Add the garlic and green chilies; then the onions, sauté for a minute and add the rice. Work it nonstop until the rice starts to do a little hop dance, on high heat. It is time to add in the carrots and peas, give it a stir, and then in go the sauces; to this add salt, and pepper. Fry until the soy sauce steams most of it is soaked into the rice. Garnish it with scallions/cilantro. Remove from heat. Serve hot!