We’ve all done it. You’re making tacos and decide to cook some rice to go along with it. Before you know it, you have a massive pot full of rice, and therefore, a massive amount of leftover rice. What in the world are you going to do with all that starch?! Fry it up, of course!
When I was two years old, we had the privilege of having a Korean student live with us. If not for Ingur Lee, I would probably never learned to eat with chopsticks so well– 감사합니다, Ingur! (I do not speak or write Korean, so I really hope that says “Thank you.”) Ingur Lee cooked dinner every Thursday night and this was one of our favorites!
Ingur’s Fried Rice
1 medium onion, diced
5 carrots, diced
4 red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled and diced
3 good quality all-beef hot dogs (as in Smithfield or Oscar Myer…yeah, we’re persnickety), diced
3 TBSP. oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Soy Sauce to taste
3-4 C. cooked, cold rice
Spray skillet with cooking spray. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Sauté onions for 2 minutes, push to edges, add another tablespoon of oil in the middle. Add carrots and potatoes and stir fry 5-7 minutes, stirring well to keep from sticking. Add hot dogs, continuing to stir fry, about 3 minutes. Push all to edges and add another tablespoon of oil in the middle. When hot, add cold rice and stir fry about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce to taste, continuing to stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a salad.