Fried Rice

(Works best if rice is prepared one day before use.) Serve with Egg Drop Soup or Egg Rolls.

1/4 cup peanut oil, divided
1/4 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons peeled and grated carrot
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cooked diced chicken or diced ham (optional)
3 tablespoons chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups boiled rice (best if 1-2 days old)
1/2 cup frozen peas

In a large skillet, heat 1/8 cup oil and saute onion, carrot, and garlic along with salt, chili powder, and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes until tender. Add prepared chicken, broth, and soy sauce and cook until heated. Push ingredients to side of pan and add beaten eggs. Scramble until semi-cooked. Add rice and cook on medium high. If pan becomes too dry, scoot rice over and add more oil as needed. Rice should be shiny and should not stick together. Add peas and stir-fry another 2-3 minutes. Serves 8-10 - Delicious!
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