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Garlic Fried Rice

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This makes a quick and easy meal. It’s perfect for garlic lovers!

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Divided Use
  • 6 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas And Carrots
  • ½ cups Diced Ham Or Cooked Chicken
  • 3 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 3 cups Cooked Rice, Chilled
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce Or More To Taste
  • 2 whole Scallions, Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small glass dish in the microwave. Add the minced garlic and lemon juice to the melted butter and stir to combine. Set aside to allow the flavors to mingle.

This dish comes together so fast that EVERYTHING needs to be chopped, measured, and ready to add. Chop the onions and scallions, then measure out the peas/carrots, ham, rice, and soy sauce. Finally, you should beat the eggs in a small bowl.

In a large, non-stick skillet, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the peas and carrots and cook for about 3 minutes. Then add the diced ham or chicken. Cook for 1 minute. Push all of the contents of the skillet to one side to keep them from cooking too much. On the empty side of the skillet, add the beaten eggs. Season with a little salt and pepper and scramble until just set. Integrate the eggs with the veggies and move everything back to the edge of the skillet.

Quickly add the garlic mixture to the pan and use a spatula to break it up. Cook it for about 1 minute or so (longer if you do not want an intense, in-your-face garlic bite). If you are worried about the strong flavor of garlic, you can add the same amount of garlic but add it with the peas and carrots. This will give the garlic ample time to mellow and sweeten by the name everything is cooked.

Add the cold, cooked rice and mix it in with the other ingredients. Add the soy sauce and stir to combine. Stir it every 30 seconds for about 2 minutes. Add the scallions and stir. Taste for seasoning and add salt, pepper, and/or additional soy sauce, if desired. Stir one last time and transfer everything to a serving bowl.

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lisa on 4.4.2013

this is amazing :)

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kifleming on 2.3.2011

WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS! I made this with Chicken and seasoned the chicken with Sesame Ginger Lawry’s marinade. Thanks for sharing

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liz09 on 1.29.2011

Very good recipe! Close to Sumo’s Garlic Fried Rice!

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shadow on 1.22.2011

You won’t be disappointed if you make this recipe!! It was FANTASTIC! Just the right amount of seasonings…

Thank you for sharing!

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dlrnrdr on 10.13.2010

OMG!!! I am not a fan of fried rice, but love Sumo’s garlic fried rice. This recipe is BETTER than Sumo’s!!! SO yummy and easy!! We took it one step further by mixing up soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and some chili paste in true PF Chang fashion and added it to the top. I will be making this again and again!!

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beckyann on 7.21.2017

Delicious!! My husband, who is not a rice fan, loved this recipe, too!! My go-to fried rice recipe!

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mando on 4.21.2017

This is a keeper.

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Sleepymommy on 7.22.2016

Very very yummy! Tastes like take-out.

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jenkey on 12.16.2013

As everyone else has said, this is super quick and easy to prepare and the family loved it. This will be on the regular rotation.

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lisa on 4.4.2013

amazing…..i add peppers and different kinds of meat. even shrimp and prawn…..by far my fave fried rice recipe so far

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