Finally - Part III - The Ricening (where I made the Fried Rice ... right? Yeah ... dumb joke. But I'm still including it in the post).
Now I've never actually made this before either, but the recipes online all looked pretty similar - pretty much all you need is cooked rice and chopped veggies. BTW, the veggies can be, literally, ANYTHING you have handy. I saw everything from frozen carrot/pea/corn packages to hand chopping whatever you had in the fridge. Personally, while I didn't take the super-cheap route of frozen veggies (not that there's anything wrong with that, we all have lives), I opted for some pre-cut soup veggies (and also more garlic).
I pulled out my other medium fry pan, heated some more oil, then added the garlic until it was fragrant (about 30-45 seconds). Then I added the rest of the veggies.
There was a little salt involved next, and I reduced the heat slightly, then covered the pan to let them start to sweat a bit. Roughly3-5 minutes later, I added the soy sauce.
Next, the egg. I moved the veggies over a bit and cracked me an egg off to the side of the pan.
I wasn't sure if only one would be enough, but just about every recipe I saw said you only needed one. I opted for faith in the interwebs. Then I scrambled it in like I was making breakfast.
Next I added 2 cups of cooked rice, and more soy sauce.
And in the end, well dang. It was pretty good.
As I'm writing this, I'm starting to see how the biggest time eater with this process was the sauce - everything else seemed pretty reasonable. So maybe we'll play about a bit with it and see if I can speed it up a tad. But in the meanwhile, I hope you've enjoyed this as much as I have. Stay fat, friends, and happy fooding!