Need to get dinner on the table fast? Like 5 minutes fast? Don't make a run through the drive-thru. Make fried rice instead. It's tasty, fast, and cheap!
Step One: Pull out all of those leftover veggie remnants from the frige, or the freezer.
Step two: Rice....it's important. If you have leftover rice, this dish will be fast. If you dont have rice, but maybe have some leftover noodles, use that instead and make lo mein. No rice or noodles? Skip the starch all together or make some fresh.
Step three: Get that pan on the heat. Add some butter, olive oil, coconut oil...whatever you have and want to use.
Step four: Crack some eggs and whip them up. Chop up a few cloves of garlic.
Step five: Get those veggies on the heat! If your veggies are raw, they will take an extra minute or two to saute. If you have some cooked leftover veggies, save those for the end. You don't want them to get soggy.
Step six: Put the cooked veggies in a bowl and now add your eggs. Scramble the eggs until they are cooked through. This will only take about 2 minutes.
Step seven: Remove the eggs and add to the bowl with the veggies. Put the rice/noodles in the pan. Warm through and now add your sauce. If you have stir fry sauce, use that. If not, add a few tablespoons of soy sauce, a teaspoon of sesame oil, and some garlic powder to the rice. Stir it all up. Add the veggies and the eggs and stir together well.
Now you have a delicious, healthful and cheap meal ready in about 5 minutes.
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