Friday, September 12, 2014

Basic Fried Rice

In my current work in progress, Cowboy Bliss, the heroine is a bunkhouse cook. Writing her character has inspired me to post a few recipes. You can add chicken or shrimp or whatever you like to this, but it's pretty darn good just the way it is.

Basic Fried Rice


1 medium onion, chopped
4 or 5 baby carrots, chopped
1/3 cup frozen peas, if you have them (I didn’t)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed
4 cups cooked rice
1 - 2 tablespoons soy sauce


Chop onions and carrots. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.
Heat a wok or frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggs. Cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. Remove the eggs and add 2 more tablespoons oil. Add the onions, baby carrots, and peas. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the rice and soy sauce and stir-fry for a few more minutes until the rice is heated through. Add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly and serve!

Oh, and here's the cover of the book, which I'm guessing will be released in the fall of 2015. 

Kinda makes you want to volunteer to cook for him, doesn't it?

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