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Ginger Fried Rice

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:08pm

ginger fried rice

OK yes, I realize that I’m posting yet another fried egg dish, but this one is just too good to not share. I had actually forgotten about it, which is rather amazing given how many times I’ve made the dish since Mark Bittman first wrote about it in the New York Times two years ago.

This is a Jean-Georges Vongerichten recipe, simple and elegant and exactly how I like to cook and eat. The fried rice itself has but three ingredients: oil, leeks, and rice. You wouldn’t expect just rice and leeks to be so addictive, but they are, particularly when topped with a fried egg, particularly when topped with crispy ginger and garlic. A drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil to finish makes the whole completely sublime.

If you make an effort to keep leeks around, count this as a perfect quick dinner when you invite someone over and forget to swing by the store to pick up ingredients. I don’t often find myself with leftover rice, so I make a fresh batch and cool it on a baking sheet before continuing; works perfectly.

Recipe for Ginger Fried Rice at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

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  1. By Mariacorey on February 6, 2012 at 1:42PM

    This looks great. I think I've got all the ingredients in the kitchen right now!

  2. By Nancy Einhart on February 6, 2012 at 12:14PM

    Wow! This looks SO good. I am never one to turn down an egg dish.

  3. By Sara Yoo on February 6, 2012 at 11:54AM

    Mmmmm! I made this recipe a few weeks ago, and my husband has proclaimed it his new favorite. I'm so glad you reminded me . . . now I know what I will be making tonight!