Monday, May 18, 2009

Confetti Fried Rice

I love Chinese food. Love it. So I'm always up for an at home version of Chinese take-out. Though I would not say this fried rice tastes just like take-out it is pretty good and versatile for any kind of veggies or meat you want to substitute. I served it as a main dish with orange rolls on the side and everyone was happy (for some happiness was only achieved after picking out the mushrooms).

Confetti Fried Rice

1 1/2 - 2 cups uncooked rice (depending on appetites you can add more rice to stretch this dish)
5 scrambled eggs
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup diced red pepper
2 cups sliced mushrooms
3/4 - 1 cup sliced green onions
1 cup diced ham
4 tablespoons soy sauce (this is to taste)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional, it gives it a slightly smoky flavor and yellow color)
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons melted butter

Cook the rice using the instructions on the package - usually 1 part rice to 2 parts water. Set aside.

Scramble the eggs, breaking into small pieces and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons butter and canola oil in a large skillet. Add bacon, red pepper, mushrooms and green onions and saute till tender. Add diced ham, scrambled eggs, and rice. Mix well and heat through. Add soy sauce a little at a time till to taste. Add onion powder and turmeric and mix well. Add frozen peas and mix then sprinkle rice with melted butter and mix well. Check for seasoning adding more soy sauce if necessary. Serve with a sprinkling of sliced green onions on top of individual servings.

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