Aromatic Jasmine Fried Rice
Absolutely love this fried rice, which can be either a main or side dish (see "variation" below for side dish).
1/4 cup coconut oil, olive oil, or bacon drippings (from nitrite and nitrate free, uncured bacon)
3 eggs, beaten
4 cups cooked Soft and Savory Brown Rice (this recipe uses Jasmine brown rice)
1 cup leftover pork, beef or chicken, diced
5 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas and carrot mix
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon real, unprocessed salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, (or to taste)
Directions: Preheat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet (seasoned cast iron preferably). When oil is shimmering (but never smoking), add the eggs and scramble till almost set (they should still look slightly wet). Remove eggs to a plate and keep warm.
Add the 3 tablespoons of oil remaining to the skillet. Heat as above and add the 4 cups of rice. Brown slightly, stirring constantly until hot. Add pork, beef or chicken, green onions, peas and carrots, parsley, ginger and garlic. Stir over medium heat till peas and carrots are just heated (do not overheat). Add sesame oil, soy sauce, scrambled eggs, salt and pepper and heat through . Makes 4 servings.
Variation: Leave out the meat for a scrumptious side dish.