Fried Rice is a humble dish. It was invented to utilize and stretch leftovers. The ultimate in frugality. Well, I had a question earlier for some of my friends and I'll ask it here, too. Since Fried Rice is humble and Prime Rib is Pretentious...would Fried Rice with Prime Rib be considered humble or pretentious???
We'll just call this one Pretentious Fried Rice.
This one starts out with leftover prime rib roast that we stuck on the rotisserie on Christmas. I froze the leftovers. I love, love, love fried rice. I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I have a Japanese aunt. Aunt Aiko. She is the one who told me how to make fried rice at home. An ex-husband and I drove up to see her and my Uncle Wayne one day to just visit and before we left, Aunt Aiko made fried rice for dinner with bacon in it. Aunt Aiko is where I learned how to do this and Aunt Aiko's Fried Rice kicks ASS! I diced up a good portion of this leftover prime rib.
And scrambled up 4 eggs. There is a technique to this...really there is. You crack the eggs into whatever you're going to scramble them in and with a fork, you beat the hell out of them. No big trick. Just beat the hell out of them. Then put them in a skillet with barely enough oil to make them not stick. You cook them and keep breaking them up into small pieces with a wooden spatula until they are no longer glossy looking, but rather dry. They're done. Take them out and put them in a little dish. You'll need a lot of little dishes or a big plate to do fried rice the right way.
Before I leave you all drooling over this fried rice (I'm not bragging...it is seriously THAT good), I wanted to let you all know about one of my good friend's blog. It's called Hungry? and she has joined me on the whole austerity movement. She made one of her austerity meals and it's featured on her blog...so stop by, say hi and sign up to follow Hungry? She's a helluva cook!