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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fried Rice with Beef

Fried Rice with Beef

In the last week I have cooked little to not at all. Luckily, I have a few saved recipes to share. I made this several weeks ago, but I'm just now getting around to sharing it. After a long week at work, I like to treat myself to a little takeout, but sometimes I prefer to recreate takeout classics at home. It's much cheaper and I control exactly what goes into my food. This time I chose to use some grass fed beef from the farmers market and a farm fresh egg. Since I prepped all my ingredients the previous night, this meal was a cinch and came together super fast. I preferred to top my portion with a fried egg so that creamy yolk could get all mixed up with the rice, but subsequent servings had an egg scrambled in. This is just one of a million ways to serve fried rice. I'm thinking my next version will have some more seasonal vegetables...



Fried Rice with Beef
(Adapted from Sea Salt with Food)



Makes 4 servings

200 grams ground chuck
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups cold cooked rice
Soy sauce to taste
Oyster sauce to taste
4 Eggs
1-2 scallions, thinly sliced
Kosher salt to taste
Ground black pepper

In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the beef and cook until the beef is cooked through, season lightly with salt and pepper. Using a slotted spoon, remove the beef from the pan and set aside.

Add the yellow onion and garlic to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onions have softened slightly, but still have some bite. Add the rice to the pan and stir to combine. Add soy sauce and oyster sauce and adjust the seasonings to taste. Add the beef back to the pan and stir to combine. Season with salt as needed and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

In a small frying pan, fry the eggs. Alternately, you can scramble the eggs and stir them in to the rice. Serve the rice topped with a fried egg and Top each serving with some of the scallions.

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18 comments:

Sippity Sup said...

Take out at home... this looks better than take out! GREG

Joanne said...

i love how so many of your dishes end up with an egg on top. It makes me so happy. This is way better than take-out!

Erica said...

hahaha- I was literally about to type exactly what Joanne wrote! I love the egg on top- such a cool touch

Diana said...

Your eggs always look perfect. What's your trick? Mine never seem to turn out quite right.

Esi said...

Guys, I'm obsessed with fried eggs. I can't help it!!

Diana, I make sure the pan is really hot and crack the egg into a small bowl first. Beyond that...just luck I guess!

vanillasugar said...

i haven't been baking either....i need to start tapping into the archives soon. i hope i have something like this! LOL

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Wow, looks super tastey.
The egg on top is just too cute!!=)

Jenn said...

Fried rice, beef and an eggg...this is what I like to call a Filipino breakfast. :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this looks delicious great snap as well

Cristina said...

A great looking meal! Your egg looks perfect on top of the dish and so beautifully presented.

Memória said...

I don't like my egg prepared that way, but I love how you changed it around! I love fried rice. Your dish looks scrumptious.

Maria said...

I haven't made fried rice in ages. Thanks for the reminder.

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

The more protein the better for me! Sounds like some great fried rice!!

The Duo Dishes said...

The egg tops it off just right.

Anna A. said...

I can immediately tell you're using real deal good eggs by the color of the yolk! Looks really yummy.

Rachel said...

I'm not a huge fan of fried rice, but that looks awesome! I've got all the ingredients for it, so I think I'm going to add this to my menu for this week.

Rachel said...

I made this for tonight's dinner (although I scrambled my eggs & mine didn't look nearly as pretty as yours does!), and it was a big hit! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Esi said...

Rachel that's great! Glad you enjoyed it.