The Wisdom Dude’s
Amazingly Delicious Fried Rice
This fried rice is much faster and easier than it looks, but you have
the directions carefully. When you start your actual cooking, the rice should
so for the best results, make the rice the night before and freeze it.
- 3 green onions, chopped fine
- 1 handful (about 1 cup) bean sprouts
- 1 slice fresh ginger, trimmed, minced, and crushed
- 3 tablespoons precooked meat, chopped fine*
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 3 dashes sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate**
- dash pepper
- 2 cups cooked cold white rice
- 1 egg
*The meat can be hamburger, ham, shrimp or other seafood, leftover chops or
roast (beef, pork, veal, lamb), any combination of the above, or whatever you
might happen to have on hand.
**Don't worry; there's absolutely nothing wrong with MSG! Anything you
may have heard or been led to believe to the contrary is a satanic/Communist/Big
Brother/space alien conspiracy!
- At least three hours before you begin making the fried rice, and
preferably the night before, measure out two cups of rice and cook. Store
it in a large, covered bowl overnight in the refrigerator or at least three
hours in the freezer.
- Wash and pick over the bean sprouts to get all the ugly bits out. Place
in strainer and scald with boiling water. Immediately place under a stream
of cold water. Cool thoroughly and drain well.
- While the bean sprouts are draining, chop the green onions fine. Trim,
mince, and crush the ginger. If you haven't already chopped the meat, chop
- Measure and mix the two kinds of oil.
- Measure and mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, MSG, and pepper.
- Beat the egg lightly.
- Loosen the rice with a fork until all the grains have been separated completely.
(Stick the fork under cold running water after every three to four pokes into
the rice and it'll cut your labor by half.)
The Actual Cooking:
- Preheat the wok on high heat.
- Add the oil and continue to heat. Be careful, now — don't let the oil burn!
- Add the egg, scrambling and shredding it continuously with a fork.
- Add the sprouts, onion, meat, and ginger, and stir-fry until most of the
liquid is gone.
- Add the rice, and stir-fry until the rice begins to brown.
- Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, MSG, and pepper.
- Stir-fry until everything is thoroughly mixed and the entire contents of
the wok are steaming.
Serve heaping helpings! This is a meal by itself; it will serve about four
people, or two very hungry people. If there are any leftovers, this fried rice
is just as good reheated the next day.