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)
- Prepare the rice as directed on the package (typically combine rice
with 2 cups water, boil for one minute, cover and simmer for 20)
- 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.
- Add vegetables to meat. Stir-fry.
- When rice is done cooking, add to vegetables and meat. Stir-fry.
- (optional) Scramble the egg. Pour it atop the rice. Stir-fry.
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)
- Minced garlic
- Chili paste
- Grated ginger
- Sri-Racha (hot sauce)
Typically, I like having either
chili paste + minced garlic
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.