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Side Dish
Vegetable Fried Rice

Yield: four portions


1/4 c. salad oil
2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
3/4 c. celery, sliced on the bias
1/2 c. scallions, sliced on the bias
3/4 c. green beans, cooked until just tender and cut in half
3/4 c. red peppers, sliced
4 c. cooked rice, cold
1/2 c. sesame oil
1/4 c. rice wine
1/2 c. chicken stock or water
as needed ground black pepper

In a wok over high heat, add the oil and garlic. Stir quickly for about 20 seconds until the garlic sizzles.

Add the celery and scallions, stirring quickly until they are bright in color.

Add the green beans and the peppers, stirring until they are hot.

Add the rice and stir with a chopping motion to break the rice apart.

Add the sesame oil, rice wine, stock and pepper. Stir until the liquid steams and completely warms the rice.