Beef Fried Rice

  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce 
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar 
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil 
  • 2 eggs, well beaten 
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef 
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped 
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped 
  • 1 scallion, chopped 
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 cups cooked rice, cold

  1. Combine soy sauce, sugar and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl and set aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a wok over medium high heat. Cook eggs about 45 seconds, stirring constantly, until eggs are just set. Transfer eggs to a bowl and set aside. 
  3. Add ground beef and next 3 ingredients to same pan over medium heat. Sauté about 3 minutes, stirring often to break up meat, until browned. 
  4. Stir in ginger and garlic and cook 1 minute. Discard excess fat. Increase heat to high and add rice. Stir-fry about 1 minute, until heated through. 
  5. Stir in soy sauce mixture and eggs and stir-fry 30 seconds longer.