Open your mind to a better breakfast. Sweet breakfasts don't suit everybody. Many of us prefer a savory start to the day. With cooked brown rice on hand preparation is only few minutes. This dish works as a one-dish lunch or dinner too.
From Feeding the Young Athlete (by Cynthia Lair; Readers to Eaters, 2012)
4 cups cooked brown rice
2 or 3 eggs
1 carrot, diced into ¼" pieces
½ cup peas
2 tablespoons high-heat vegetable oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons tamari (soy sauce)
2 green onions, sliced
Hot pepper sesame oil (optional)
Using cooked brown rice that is a day or two old is best. The drier texture works well. Brown rice can simmered or cooked in a rice cooker (watch here).
Wow, how funny, I just made this last night! I used napa cabbage and peas (no carrots). I do the egg method the way my mom always did (I think it's from Joy of Cooking). It's really easy. You cook the veggies and rice, and then when they are just about ready, you scoot them around the edge of the pan so there is a big hole in the center. You put the (scrambled) eggs in the center area, and cook until they are starting to firm up. Then you just mix everything together. Works like a charm!
February 29, 2012, 9:22 pm
That looks pretty yummy. And easy, lol. I like easy! (I think its Steves younger brother who came to visit on a break from college, where hes in his sixth year of study to become a dog walker/tree farmer.)
February 29, 2012, 9:57 pm
my hearts a thumpin' :)
February 29, 2012, 10:31 pm
Oh my gosh, I love the interruptions, and so far this is my favorite one!Maybe the guy is the husband's friend? Also, I was wondering what he was drinking,I bet even he doesn't know!
March 1, 2012, 5:13 pm
Wow, who knew that stir frying could be so hot! I want to cook in your kitchen! Please, please. I'll be really good....
March 1, 2012, 6:12 pm
I am hoping he's the genie conjured up by cooking this dish 'cause I am making it tonight! Swweeet!
March 1, 2012, 7:58 pm
omg...Cynthia, you rock! I laughed so hard, out loud this morning. It might just be my favorite;) Thank you. It was so sweet. Now, I will try this one this weekend! btw...great apron
March 2, 2012, 11:28 am
OH dear! We will find out, right? I'm thinking Grandpa is involved somehow... oh, yeah, the recipe looks great too. :-) That egg thing - bet that's a better way to do my pad thai than how I do it too...
March 2, 2012, 12:16 pm
My kind of breakfast! PLEASE TELL ME what is that excellent spatula you used for this - w/green silicone? so is it suitable for high temp. wokking? And your favorite wok size? and favorite manufacturer for carbon steel woks? Thanks!!!
March 4, 2012, 5:43 pm
Callie, Glad you like it! I will copy and paste hot links to the products you mentioned within the recipe. Look for the word wok and spatula in RED! Be sure to season the wok - see our how to season a cast iron skillet video because it is the same procedure. Happy stir fry!
March 4, 2012, 6:12 pm
so funny ! ty...( i did think it would have been to funny if he grabbed your eggs and started to eat them.)
March 5, 2012, 2:53 am
My kids (who are not brown rice lovers) have been gobbling this up for breakfast the past two mornings and saving enough so they could take it in their lunch! They love to watch your videos. We are on pins and needles about your mystery man, although my husband is extremely concerned that there's an unknown man in your house at all! (and I was admiring your fancy spatula, too...)
March 6, 2012, 10:05 am
WOW - I want that for breakfast, too! (I am talking about the stir fry people!)One of the funniest interruptions yet! Have to share this one with my mom...
March 8, 2012, 1:53 pm
HI-LARIOUS!!! And the recipe looks easy and delicious too! ;)
November 25, 2012, 4:24 pm
I made this a couple nights ago and it was fantastic! I've tried to make fried rice many times and it always came out wet. Cynthia showed me the secret! Thanks!!
December 30, 2016, 11:49 am