I’ve been making fried rice a lot lately because our daughter received a “rice cooker” for Christmas in her sushi making kit gift we gave her. I’ve never had a rice steamer, or cooker before, but I have fallen in love with it.
The rice comes out perfect every single time. The most important thing about “Fried Rice” is that it comes out best if you use cold left over rice. I use to order extra rice “to go” when we ate out at Chinese restaurants because it was so cheap, but now I use the rice cooker, and let it cool.
My “Fried Rice” recipe is very “loose”. You can add anything you desire to suit your taste. We love a ton of veggies and meat in ours. It’s great to use your left overs this way, and to use up all of the older veggies in your crisper.
This beats the heck out of restaurant style fried rice. It has so much flavor and actually has something in it besides oil, MSG and soy sauce. It’s better for you, too.