A Goodbye and the Promised Fried Rice Recipe

"A Goodbye and the Promised Fried Rice Recipe" has a touching story about a great grandpa and his love of his family, and a really good fried rice recipe! This fried rice recipe can be served on its own, or as a side dish at dinner.

The creator of this fried rice recipe began this recipe with the telling of a story about her great grandfather, and how special he was to her and the rest of the family. Sadly the great grandfather passed away, but lived a long wonderful life of 93 years. This fried rice recipe is a tribute to this man, even though he wouldn't have like it, as he was strictly a meat and potatoes man! Some of the ingredients you will need for this fried rice recipe include toasted sesame oil, vegetable oil, cooked jasmin or basmati rice, finely chopped ginger or ginger paste, chopped onion, chopped smoke deli ham, peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp, and rice vinegar. First you need 3 eggs, you can drizzle in a little sesame oil and beat them with a fork. Cooking the eggs in a lightly oiled skillet. Remove the eggs, and wipe the skillet clean. Next add some oil back into the skillet. Heat the oil and add in some cooked rice and a small chopped onion. Stir fry until the rice is coated with oil and becomes golden. Add in some chopped ham and a some ginger (she uses the paste in a tube from the produce section of her grocery store).

This recipe blog was started in 2008 by a farm girl turned city girl turned suburban mom! She has a degree in Family and Consumer Science Education, or Home Ec as it is commonly known. She credits the countless hours in the kitchen with her mom and ten years of 4H with giving her the foundation for her cooking knowledge and her love of food. The recipes on this site have step by step photos and instructions. Some of the recipe you will find here include soups, food preservation, appetizer recipes, beef recipes, breakfast recipes, chicken recipes, dessert recipes, and pasta.

Rice is usually rinsed before cooking to remove the excess starch. Rice that is produced in the United States is usually fortified with vitamins and minerals, and rinsing will result in a loss of nutrients. Rice may be rinsed repeatedly until the rinse water is clear to improve the texture and taste. Rice may also be soaked to decrease the cooking time, minimize exposure to high temperature, and reduce stickiness. For some rice varieties, soaking improves the texture of the cooked rice by increasing expansion of the grains. Rice may be soaked for 30 minutes up to several hours. Brown rice may be soaked in warm water for 20 hours to stimulate germination. This process, called germinated brown rice activates enzymes and enhances amino acids including gamma aminobutyric acid to improve the nutritional value of brown rice.

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