This is a great weeknight side dish that comes together quickly. Pre-cooked meat can be added to turn it into a main course.
Fried Rice with broccoli and cashews
- half a medium onion, diced
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli, cut small
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 cups cooked rice (1 cup cooked in chicken or vegetable broth)
- 1/4 cup chopped cashews
- salt/pepper to taste
Set a heavy skillet with two tablespoons sesame oil over medium heat. Once oil is hot throw onion and garlic in the skillet; stir-fry until the onion is tender, about one to two minutes. Add the broccoli and soy sauce; stir-fry until for about a minute. It should still be a bit crisp. Remove mixture and place on a plate. Put the remaining oil in the skillet to heat. Once hot, add the rice, breaking up any clumps, until heated through, about two minutes. Add the eggs; stir until scrambled, about a minute. Return the vegetable mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with cashews. Serve immediately.