Monday is commonly a sluggish day for most people. Its the start of another busy and long week ahead. Getting your feet back on the ground after having a day or two off over the weekend can make being proactive hard to come by right away. Even after work your probably not in the mood to cook anything, that’s just how Mondays roll.
When your in a lethargic state of mind and don’t feel like going above and beyond to make dinner, fried rice is an easy meal. One bowl fills me up and you can have it ready in less than 30 minutes!
Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Mise en Place:
-2 Cups of cooked Rice
-3 Cloves Garlic, minced
-1 large Carrot, peeled, cut small
-1/2 Yellow Onion, small dice
-8 Brussels Sprouts, stem cut off, peeled, cut in 1/4’s
-1 Cup Cabbage, thinly shredded
-1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
-1/4 Cup Sweet Chili Sauce (Mae Ploy)
-1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
-1 Teaspoon Sambal
-Salt &Pepper, TT
-Oil or butter
Method of Prep:
-Heat up a large saute pan oven medium heat. Once pan is hot, add in oil or butter to coat the pan.
-Add in Brussels sprouts and carrots. Season with salt and pepper, saute for 2 minutes.
-Add in garlic and cook until light brown in color. Add more oil or butter if needed.
-Add in onions, stir and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
-Increase heat to medium high. Add in sweet chili sauce, stir. Cook an additional 2 minutes.
-Add cabbage and mix together.
-Add rice in, half at a time. Mix until well incorporated.
-Add sesame oil and soy sauce, stir. Season to taste.
-Push all the rice to the back of the pan leaving an opening in the front. Crack both eggs, season with salt and pepper. Allow to cook for 1 minute and then scramble for an additional 1 minute.
-Mix eggs into the rice mixture until incorporated.
Instead of scrambling eggs into your rice, add a fried egg on top 🙂 If your GF and want to enjoy a delicious bowl of fried rice, eliminate the soy sauce. Use brown rice instead to give it the fried color. The results in taste are still delicious!