Saturday, January 8, 2011


We made the switch to brown rice a couple of months ago.

This was the first time frying it. I had left over beef from going to Korean BBQ the other night for my birthday. Took home a few extra pieces for this exact purpose. 3 fresh eggs, onion, quick-style frozen peas and carrots. 2 cloves of garlic. Ground pepper, soy sauce and the handy dandy fried rice packet that adds a little more flavor (not too much though). And a tad bit of chili pepper oil.


  1. What's the brand name for the fried rice flavor packet? Thanks!

  2. I have no clue... I can speak Japanese but can't read it. Get something like this:

    Its the same as I have. Just search for "fried rice mix" or "fried rice seasoning". What I use is more like a seasoning, I like using my own ingredients.

    Don't over do it though, it starts tasting weird when you put too much.

  3. That looks so mouth watering, love fried rice especially when it comes wit Asian delicacies.

  4. Cool, thanks for the tip on the fried rice seasoning.

    We switched to brown rice as well a few months ago. Grew up on white rice but its not too healthy.

    Garlic and onion fried rice gets old after a while.

  5. If I'm at a Asian market, I'll buy a little char siu or use left overs for meat in fried rice.

    If you're down with spam, that's always a good option for fried rice. That and frozen veggies can be kept for a loooong storage in the fridge in case you have left over rice.

    And of course, left over rice can also be stored away in the freezer! I think frozen rice makes better fried rice because it loses it sticky-ness.

  6. Char Siu, gonna try that. Spam? I grew up on it, my kids love it. Wife not so much, but then again she's from Ohio! Never stored left over rice in the freezer. Thanks again for yet another helpful food tip! Peace--Jose