Use refrigerated leftover long grain rice that has gotten a bit dry for best results!
2 Tbs sesame or dark toasted sesame oil
1 cup carrot, diced (1 large)
¼ cup string beans, cut into ½-inch pieces
2 cups long grain brown rice, precooked
¼ cup frozen peas or string beans (cut into ½-inch pieces)
2 eggs, scrambled and chopped
¼ cup scallions, chopped (2 scallions)
1 Tbs fresh ginger juice (3-inch piece)
2 Tbs soy sauce
½ cup peanuts, roasted and chopped or almond slivers
1. Preheat oil in pan. Add carrots and string beans, cover, and sauté for 2 minutes on medium heat.
2. Layer remaining ingredients by adding rice, frozen peas, scrambled eggs, and chopped scallions. Cover without stirring and simmer for 3-4 minutes. If rice is hard and dry, add 1-2 Tbs of water at a time to rehydrate.
3. Without peeling the ginger, grate it on a fine metal grater such as a handheld cheese grater. Squeeze this ball of ginger over rice mixture to distribute juice evenly. Discard remains. Drizzle in soy sauce and add nuts. Now stir rice thoroughly, making sure all ingredients are distributed evenly. Adjust seasoning with additional soy sauce and ginger according to your preference.
Bites of Insight: Toasted sesame oil has a delicious unique flavor and is best in Asian dishes. It has a shorter shelf life because it is toasted so keep it refrigerated and it will last three to six months.