I did not have all my usual ingredients such peas and carrots but lets go for a rustic approach
I try to use ingredients most people can find as Asian specialty items can be a nuisance sometimes. The concept is high heat and short cooking time for fried rice.
So heres what you need:
-rice (for one person I used half a cup or 4 oz.)
-1/3 of an onion sliced length-wise
-for meat I used a porkchop because that is all I had but any meat works really
- 1 or 2 eggs (your own preference)
- 2 cloves of garlic
-1 chinese sausage
- mushrooms (they did not match well to the rest of the ingredients since I was experimenting maybe I should have tried shitake instead of button shroom)
First wash the rice in cold water and put it in the rice cooker (if possible make the rice a few hours or a day in advance and put it in the fridge, cold rice makes for better fried rice because it becomes harder and is more suitable for sauteing, the problem with using recently cooked rice is that it is soft and watery which will create for a mushy texture)
slice the sausage, if you can find one in your market that is and add it to the rice when its steaming but not quite finished.
Now saute the ingredients in this order:
meat -> after it browns a bit add onions and garlic -> then mushrooms last
Add the rice and mash it a bit to break up the clumps, then add about 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
Saute a little and then add a tablespoon of oyster sauce (the soy and oyster sauce are not exact amounts so add to your liking but be careful not to overdo it.)
Next part scramble the eggs, typically we make a large, round, and thin omelette with the egg and slice it up afterwards but I was too lazy maybe when I make my usual fried rice I'll show what I mean some other time.
anyway add it into the rice and start mixing it into the rice and be quick about it.
You will want to remove the rice from heat before the egg fully cooks.
And that's it folks! It may not be the traditional fried rice you see in restaurants but this is something simpler and more rustic. Of course I could probably make it to be just like the Chinese restaurants, maybe even better, but I feel fried rice is more of a lazy food that you just throw stuff in together and try not to use too many utensils to reduce cleanup. I was not in the mood for making something top notch so here is the end result, enjoy!
Now enjoy a pic of my desk where I eat most my meals (I am a student BTW)