Fried rice is one of my oldest’s favorite dinners yet somehow it’s been ages since I made it. It’s a great way to use up bits of vegetables and meat, in this case some leftover steak and a handful of raw asparagus. It works best with leftover rice but in a pinch I’ve made it with freshly cooked rice. I’ve read that freezing rice works great for this since you don’t need to plan ahead–just pull out the frozen rice and let come to room temperature. In this case I did plan ahead, making extra rice a few nights ago. You don’t really need a recipe for fried rice but it helps to have some proportions guidance. I like the rough recipe in How to Cook Without a Book by Pam Anderson. You can use raw or cooked meat, raw or cooked veg. Although the carrots were raw, I added them first as they take a bit longer to cook.