Easy Fried Rice
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup chicken, diced (optional)
1 to 2 cups cooked rice, white or brown
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
4 to 5 spring onions, sliced into thin rounds
1/2 inch grated ginger
2-3 cloves minced garlic
2 handfuls bok choy, stems and leaves sliced thinly
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
Optional extras: 1 teaspoon hot sauce, splash of sesame oil
Place a skillet over medium heat and add a teaspoon of oil or butter. Scramble the eggs, breaking them into small curds. When the eggs are just barely cooked, scrape them into a clean dish and set them aside.
Increase heat to medium-high and add another teaspoon of oil to the pan. Saute the chicken, onions, garlic, ginger, and carrots, stirring only occasionally and cooking until the chicken is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from the heat and set it aside in a clean dish.
Add another teaspoon of oil to the pan and stir in the rice. Make sure all the grains of rice are coated with a little oil, then spread the rice into a thin layer across the bottom of the pan. Let it cook for a few minutes, then gather it together and spread it out thin again. Continue until the rice is toasted and beginning to brown.
Add two tablespoons of soy sauce and one tablespoon of rice wine vinegar, and stir.
Add the bok choy and cook until the green parts of the leaves are wilted.
Add the peas, cooking until they are warmed through. Stir in the eggs and chicken mixture.
Taste and add more soy sauce and rice wine vinegar if needed. Hot sauce and sesame oil can be added here, or sprinkled in each individual bowl instead.