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Colorful Egg Fried Rice
(Makes 4 servings)
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons cooking oil
¼ pound ham, cut into ½-inch cubes 1 cup diced carrot, cut into ½-inch cubes ¼ cup fresh or frozen corn
2 cups cooked, cold rice*
Salt and white pepper to taste
2 green onions, minced
¼ cup toasted, crushed almonds
1. In a bowl, whisk eggs until fluffy. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil. Set aside.
2. Heat cooking oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat.
3. Pour in egg mixture. Cook without stirring, until the eggs are softly set.
4. Break up the eggs with a spatula. Add ham, carrot, corn, and rice. Cook and stir until rice mixture is heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with green onions and almonds. Serve hot.
Note: Use cold rice for this fried rice dish so the rice will not stick together and get mushy.
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Last modified: November 8, 2022