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November 21, 2014

Crock Pot Fried Rice

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Written by: Denise
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I came across this recipe one day, and I knew I had to give it a try.  Since it combines leftovers, the crock pot, and yummy Asian flavor, I figured it had a good chance of being a winner dinner!

Truth be told, I’ve made this recipe when I didn’t have leftover rice already in the fridge.  But even accounting for the additional cooking time for the rice, this is still a simple recipe that comes together pretty quickly.  I really like that you can use whatever vegetables and meat you have on hand.  That makes this a truly versatile recipe, with many possible variations.  Also, it doesn’t require all-day cooking, so if you don’t happen to get it started until just a few hours before supper, no worries!  There’s still time to get it ready :)

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I decided to use a little cooking spray in the crock pot, to try to minimize sticking and hopefully make clean up easier.  Then I put in the rice, and added my chopped vegetables – I chose carrots, onions, and frozen peas.  On top of that, I added the butter, sauces, and salt and pepper.  I mixed that together before adding the eggs.

So just to recap, I combined:

  1. Leftover rice (about 3 cups)
  2.  Two cups or so of veggies on hand (I used carrots, onions and frozen peas)
  3.  5 T. of butter
  4.  3 T. of soy sauce & 3 t. of Worcestershire sauce
  5.  A half-teaspoon of salt and a few sprinkles of pepper
  6.  Eggs

Look at how pretty it is!

Note:  For my family, I multiplied the quantity of ingredients by 1.5, and added two eggs, to make sure there was plenty.  The ingredient list reflects that change. 

I let this dish cook on high for three hours, and then it was ready to serve.  I topped mine with the chicken that I had cooked separately (you can add the meat to the crock pot to save this extra step!) and some made-from-scratch Sweet and Sour Sauce.  I don’t always have a jar of sweet & sour sauce on hand, but I do have all the ingredients it takes to make it: sugar, vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup, and cornstarch.  It’s not hard to make and only takes about ten minutes.

So after a little bit of prep and a few hours of slow cooking, here we have it…

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A comforting, flavorful dish that is simple to prepare and can be made using ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.  I’d call that a win!

 

I hope you give it a try!  I’d love to hear what veggie & meat combination you used, and what your family thought of this dish!

Denise

 



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About the Author

Denise
My name is Denise, and I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, and a child of God. I think of myself as one of His works-in-progress. My husband, Robert, and I have been married for 21 years and we are the parents of three teenagers.




 
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