Umm Umm Good!

8.2.13-Cooking-HVS-AAACC-BEETS_IMG_1857Friday, August 2,2013 CommunityGrows staff Adrian Gaino, assisted by volunteer Akiko Fujii and Jah’Torri Bettis of the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) lead a group of enthusiastic students through the making of one of our favorite recipes: fried rice. So easy and delicious. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out in the kitchen after vegetables were chopped.

Everyone got to decorate and take home a recipe book of all the recipes that they prepared this summer.
Here is the simply delicious recipe for your culinary enjoyment!

Fried Rice
2 Tablespoons oil for stir-frying
1 Tablespoon ginger, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup corn or peas
4 cups cooked rice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
black pepper to taste
3/4 cup cashews
1 green onion, chopped
salt to taste, optional
3 eggs

1. Heat oil in preheated wok on medium-high heat. Add ginger, stir until fragrant. Add onion, stir-fry for about 2 minutes until softened.
2. Add garlic and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add red bell pepper corn/peas and stir-fry for 1 minute.
3. Add rice in middle of the pan. Stir until heated through (about 2 minutes) using a spatula to turn and move the rice round the pan.
4. Stir in soy sauce, and pepper. Stir in cashews. Stir in green onion. Taste and add seasoning if desired.
5. Scramble eggs separately and add to the fried rice.