I now how to cook a few things. I can prepare a steak to absolutely juicy perfection, be it cow or deer or antelope. I can make toast, spaghetti, and a random goulash recipe that my wife and I made up out of thin air that is almost more a hybrid of Italian and Mexican than a typical Midwestern combination of available leftover ingredients.

I really like rice. I'm also very lazy. So whenever my wife and I have potstickers (Ling Ling brand from Costco, when actually they have them) I will always cook up some rice. Normally I'll put some rice in the bottom of a bowl, cover it with the potstickers, and top it all with quarter cup of HyVee Thai Sweet Chili sauce.

One time Crystal suggested making a fried rice recipe. So I looked one up on the Internet, that was preceded by a pointless blog (yes, hypocrisy), and made it with a bunch of alterations that are now so different it isn't even the same thing.

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Here's the ingredients:

  • Rice - Brown or white, as much as you want to make, I make brown usually, previously cooked and cold rice is better, but not necessary
  • Egg or two - I'll use two if I make a larger batch
  • Olive oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Pampered Chef Asian Seasoning
  • Garlic salt
  • Soy sauce
  • Frozen peas

If you are looking for amounts of the ingredients, I can't tell you that. I just add amounts of things so that it looks about right. It tastes a little different every time but it's always pretty good. Give it a whirl and let me know how it turned out for you, or other little things you like to do.