The Basics: How to Make Veggie Fried Rice

Using leftovers from Chinese takeout

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like. We call it recipe-free cooking.

You'll need:
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  • a fork
  • a bowl
  • a vegetable peeler
  • a large frying pan
  • a spoon
  • two eggs
  • three scallions
  • a knob of ginger
  • vegetable oil
  • two takeout containers of day-old steamed rice
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • a handful of frozen and thawed green peas
  • a handful of bean sprouts

Illustrations by Bill Russell

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