Hello, my name is Dara and and I have a cooking problem. It’s a sickness, a disease really and I just can’t help myself. Even though I’m only cooking for two, when it comes time to make the rice to go with our stir fry or curry, I must make at least 2 cups DRY, right?
We used to eat rice, plain old brown rice, as a side dish for ANY meal for at least a week until I finally got so sick of it that it ended up in the trash (actually, the green bin). Well, I have exciting news to tell you…I have discovered the perfect solution for this grain overload. FRIED RICE!
But this isn’t your standard, greasy, brown dish, speckled with just a few small mushrooms and pieces of dry egg. This fried rice is loaded with fresh vegetables, fragrant garlic and ginger, perfectly browned tofu, and a sweet and salty sauce. It is your perfect one pan meal and also the perfect way to transform your plain old rice (brown jasmine is my rice of choice these days) into a totally new, totally healthy, and totally tasty dish!
Once all your veggies are chopped, the hard work is done, making this dish super easy too! The prep work can all be done a day before and works with whatever you happen to have floating around in your fridge.
It’s safe to say, I now am no longer ashamed of my cooking-too-much ways. I welcome leftover rice with open arms and an open mouth!