Friday, April 29, 2011

Mexican Fried Rice

A little recipe: fast, cheap, easy and "fusion."

Mexican Fried Rice

1-3 tablespoons oil
1 small onion or half a large onion, sliced vertically
1 small tomato or a handful of cherry tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup (about) leftover rice
1 lime
handful of chopped cilantro
hot sauce
salt & pepper

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, then toss in the onion and sautee until tender and browning in spots, about five minutes. Toss in the tomatoes. (If you had a fresh jalapeƱo, you could slice or chop that and throw it in with the tomatoes.) Season with salt and pepper. When the tomatoes have softened, lower the heat a bit and pour in the eggs. Quickly soft-scramble them. Before they're finished cooking, toss in the rice, the juice of the lime, the cilantro, some hot sauce (I used the green Tabasco), and more salt and pepper as needed. Stir until heated through. Top with shredded cheese, avocado chunks, etc., as desired. Serves one hungry lady.


  1. I just got home from a "gym event." I'm making this right now! Thanks for the inspiration, E!

  2. Why have I never thought of this? Genius!