Everybody makes fried rice in the Philippines and the variety is endless.
For example, there is plain garlic fried rice, crab fried rice, shrimp fried rice, sausage fried rice, vegetable fried rice, pork fried rice, beef fried rice
or a mix and match of the above mentioned items.
This is where one can use his/her creativity and a great way to use left overs.
My personal favorite is a combination of crab meats, pork, and shrimps.
Start with the basic:
1) Heat about 3 tbsp.canola oil in a heavy skillet, over medium high heat, then saute chopped garlic (about 2 cloves) until they are fragrant and slightly browned. Add about 1/3 cup chopped onions and saute until the onions become translucent.
2) Then stir in some diced ham (about 1 cup or more) and continue to saute for 2 minutes followed by 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots, some diced red and green bell peppers.
5) Garnish with chopped scrambled eggs and sliced green onions. (optional)
1) When I use left over rice that has been refrigerated I like to warm it up in the microwave before adding it to the mixture.
2) When I use newly cooked rice, I let it cool a little bit, not completely cooled.
3) The ingredients above are just for your guide. I don't measure any of the ingredients in making fried rice, just eyeball.
4) I use frozen Peas and Carrots that comes in package. Fresh ones would work great! (When using frozen ones, do not thaw them out).