Egg fried rice is one recipe for which you can actually ensure that there’s a box full of leftover rice sitting in the refrigerator. Finely chop a bunch of vegetables, scramble a few eggs and you have a wholesome meal ready in minutes. A couple of days ago, I read about Amanda Cohen’s Secret Weapon Stir Fry sauce, and the next time I make fried rice, I am going to make sure that I try it out with this green flavour bomb. These cubes comprise of ginger, garlic, spinach, Thai basil, coriander and parsley all blended up and frozen in ice-trays. I love freezing pesto, pasta sauce, veggie mixes and even Kootu masalain the shape of ice cubes, store away in ziploc bags and preparing weeknight meals is just so simple.
Try my kitchen hacks using the ice-tray, to make your life simpler in the kitchen.
Egg fried rice is also a super quick lunchbox recipe. The protein from the eggs balance out the carbs in the rice, and there’s always the scope of adding lots of veggies into the box via this dish. When I’m in a rush, I usually use the chopper that helps me finely chop the carrots, onions, cabbage and any other vegetables to a fine dice in just a couple of minutes, which makes this a super quick dish.
Recipe for Basic Egg Fried Rice
Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: under 30 minutes | Serves 2-4