Ginger Fried Rice

Makes: 4 servings   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 15 minutes   Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 4 cups day old rice at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper
Directions:
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and brown.  With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel and salt lightly.
  2. Reduce heat under skillet to medium-low and add 2 tablespoons oil as well as the mushrooms and shallot.  Cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.  Season lightly with salt.
  3. Raise heat to medium and add rice.  Cook, stirring well, until heated through.  Season to taste with salt.
  4. In a nonstick skillet, fry eggs in remaining oil, sunny-side-up, until the white is set but the yolk is still nice and runny.
  5. Divide rice among four dishes, top each with an egg, and drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon seasame oil and 1 teaspoon soy sauce.  Sprinkle with crispy garlic and ginger.
  6. Enjoy!