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Fried Rice

Repurpose your leftover rice and clear out your veggie drawer by making a tasty fried rice.

It’s hard to make the perfect amount of rice for one meal. Put that leftover rice to good use by making a fried rice that also clears out those vegetables (or leftover cooked meat) you may have forgotten about.


  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced or whole
  • Chopped veggies, about ½ inch (take this opportunity to clear out any wilted greens like kale or cabbage, or the last carrots, snap peas, etc. leftover from another recipe)
  • Leftover ground meat or cut into ½ inch pieces (optional)
  • Leftover rice (roughly 1.5 cups per person)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan or wok on medium-high heat on the stove
  2. Sautee the onion until softened, add garlic and sautee until golden brown
  3. Add leftover meat and heat until browned (optional)
  4. Add chopped veggies and sautee until everything has slightly softened
  5. Add rice to the mix- if it is dry and crumbling, pour in a few tablespoons of water to the pan to steam and soften, mix and reassess, add more water if needed
  6. Make a small well in the center of the pan/wok and pour the beaten eggs in the center, scramble the eggs and incorporate into the rest of the mixture
  7. Add a couple tablespoons of soy sauce. Salt and pepper to taste

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