After seeing a couple recipes for fried rice over the last few days I've been purposing to make some myself. I made rice over the weekend knowing that I'd be using it for this recipe in very near future.
Fried rice is basically a canvas for any combination of flavors you choose to add. I chose Black Forest ham and shrimp for my meat. I used onions, carrots, and green pepper for my veggies, but you could use whatever you like or have on hand.
Here's how I made mine:
3 T. sesame oil
1 large onion diced
large garlic clove minced (or I used garlic powder)
1 c. smoked ham
1 c. shrimp
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
1/2 carrot, sliced thin
3-4 c. cooked rice
1-2 T. Kikkoman low sodium soy sauce (or to taste) Kikkoman is the best
If I would have had green peas, I surely would have added those too.
Use your wok or a big saute pan.
Get your wok heated up to medium high. Add 3 T. of sesame oil. Saute the onion until it's softened. I looked for fresh garlic but there was none to be found so I sprinkled some garlic powder over the onion. Add 1 cup of chopped Black Forest ham, 1 c. of shrimp and stir a couple minutes. Add carrots and peppers and stir until crisp-tender. Then add the egg and stir around until it starts to scramble. Add your rice and stir until heated throughout.
Add 1-2 T. Kikkoman low sodium soy sauce. This is to your taste. Enjoy!