Source: original experiment
Preparation time: Under 10 minutes
Cooking time: About 25 minutes
Yield: Four entrees or eight side servings


  • 1.5 cups Botan (long-grain) rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 pound meat (chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp), uncooked
  • Vegetables, to taste (see below for suggestions)
  • 1 egg (optional)

Cooking instructions

  1. Prepare the rice as directed on the package (typically combine rice with 2 cups water, boil for one minute, cover and simmer for 20)
  2. When rice is halfway done, heat up a wok, add some oil, put in meat, (thin-sliced or diced), cover with soy sauce, cook thoroughly.
  3. Add vegetables to meat. Stir-fry.
  4. When rice is done cooking, add to vegetables and meat. Stir-fry.
  5. (optional) Scramble the egg. Pour it atop the rice. Stir-fry.
  6. Serve.

Suggested vegetables:

Choose a few of the following, but not so many that they overwhelm the rice:
  • Bean sprouts
  • Water chestnuts
  • Bok choi
  • Green onion
  • Baby corn
  • Snow peas (preferrably in the pod)

Suggested flavorings:

  • Minced garlic
  • Chili paste
  • Grated ginger
  • Sri-Racha (hot sauce)
Typically, I like having either chili paste + minced garlic or minced garlic + grated ginger. I always like having a bit of Sri-Racha for additional flavoring at the table, but tastes vary widely and it's easy to spoil the whole batch by accidentally putting in too much.