Everyone probably has their own recipe for this, but I thought I would share mine. This is loosely adapted from the Benihana Japanese Fried Rice recipe in "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes". I use more ingredients in mine. I don't know if there is much difference between Japanese and Chinese fried rices, but I am going to call this Japanese. I sometims garnish this with toasted, slivered almonds. Diced, cooked meat, poultry, or even seafood could be added to make this a main dish.
Fried Rice-Japanese Style
2 c. well-chilled cooked rice (1 c. rice cooked according to package directions)
1 1/2-2 T. butter
1/4 c. minced or grated carrot
1 bunch green onions, sliced or 1/2 c. diced regular onion
1/2 c. finely diced red pepper
3-4 T. low-sodium soy sauce
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
Melt butter in medium-sized frying pan. Add carrot, onion, and red pepper. Cook until tender, stirring often. Add rice, cook and stir for a few minutes. Add soy sauce and mix well. Push rice to ide of frying pan. Pour eggs into frying pan and scramble quickly, breaking egg up into pea-sized pieces. Mix egg and rice together, blending well. Add peas. Cook, stirring often, until peas are heated through and everything is hot. Makes 4 servings.