Sometimes a girl makes way too much rice. This is easy to do, especially when she is living and cooking alone. I had also been by trader Joe’s recently and gotten shelled edamame. They were supposed to be for sautéing with lots of garlic for snacking. Until I saw a recipe for fried rice. This is my version of that recipe.
3 cups leftover cooked rice
1 egg, scrambled
1 tbsp oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
5 scallions, chopped, whites and greens separated
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shelled edamame
2 tbsp soy sauce
salt and fresh pepper to taste
Whisk egg and season with salt and pepper. In a hot wok (or pan, I didn’t have a wok), add a little oil and cook the eggs. When cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
Let the wok (pan) get really hot. Add oil and cook onions, scallion whites, carrots, and garlic for about a minute, watch to make sure they don’t burn. Add rice and stir to heat through. Add cooked egg along with soy sauce, scallion greens, and edamame, heating for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, maybe more soy sauce if you like.
I sautéed some teriyaki chicken and green beans to have with it. Delicious. But no pictures…
This also didn’t really help my way-too-much-rice situation, it just made it tastier.