Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fried Rice

When requesting this dish always make sure you are running it together really fast with a slight turn of the "R" like this... frydrys. Got it? Good.

So, for my first food post you will see just how simple my style of cooking is. Maybe as I continue the blog we will be able to branch out a bit but for now... Wha! La! This is a beginner's recipie blog FOR SURE!

The ingredients:

*RICE- of course

*Half cube of Butter or Oil- I tend to lean towards the butter side, always!

*Peas- preferrably frozen in available

*Scrambled eggs- about 4

*Cubed ham

*Any and all other crazy things happen to sound yummy at the time.. ex: sprouts, water chestnuts, green onions, etc. etc. etc.

I, unfortunately didn't have any of the optional ingredients, heck, I didn't even have frozen peas. SO, we do what we can right? That's the great thing about this recipie, you can always make it work with whatever happens to be on hand.

Step one- Cook the rice

If you are a super beginner cook like myself you will mix up the 2:1 ratio for the rice, end up with scorched rice and start over again. I don't recommend it because your hubby might have to call his mom to laugh about it at your expense. That's all right, it's all in good fun with "frydrys".

Step two- Add rice to melted butter and start to fry, adding ingredients as you see fit.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with soy sauce and ENJOY!

P.S. I'm not lovin' the picture today. Canned peas not only lack the nice flavor of frozen, but they also lack color- makes for kind of a dull shot. Just pretend there are happy, bright green peas in there and it will look much more appetizing.


  1. Looks good to me! I use the frozen peas and carrots in the same bag, and some garlic (powder)

  2. I didn't even notice the peas weren't bright happy peas....when you said that I had to scroll back up to check. (You are way too hard on yourself. Either that or I'm not very observant!) Our ayi makes really good chao fan (fried rice) and I wish I knew her secret. Sometimes she puts in diced green peppers (I'm not a fan but my boys are) and black pepper bacon (can you get that in America?) for a little bit of a kick. Yum!!

  3. P.S. Ayi directly translated means Aunty. It's really a maid but mostly she's our friend...who we pay to talk to us in Mandarin as much as cook and clean for us. It's because of her I'm going to have to iron my sheets when I go back. I'm addicted to iron sheets now. Please tell me there are others out there who iron their sheets?!

  4. I love your idea to make a seperate blog for your hobbies! (This is Jason's old neighbor, by the way). I started with ZERO cooking skills as well. has saved my life. I choose the recipe with the most comments and read through them for tips. I have to admit that our food is gradually getting tastier!

    The rice looks yummy! I've never tried it before, but I think I will! Thanks for the instructions that I can understand