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Rach created this fried rice with sweet & savory peanut sauce + everything bagel spice to satisfy a craving of a newly pregnant staffer—Senior Culinary Producer Jeanette Donnarumma.
Rach's Tip: The key to good fried rice is starting with cold cooked rice. If you don't have any leftover rice in the fridge, cool just-cooked rice down quickly by spreading it out on a baking sheet and sticking it in the freezer.
Shopping Tip: You can find everything bagel seasoning mix in the spice aisle at some grocery stores now (It's called "Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend" at Trader Joe's). The mix usually includes sesame seeds (white and black), poppy seeds, sea salt flakes, dried garlic, and dried onions.
For the sauce, combine ingredients in a small pot and simmer at a low boil about 10 minutes.
For the peanut fried rice, heat half the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add protein, then brown and remove. Add remaining oil and add peppers, leeks, onions, garlic, broccolini, and pickled peppers, stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes, add rice, and brown the rice 3 to 5 minutes more, add protein and the sauce and toss.
For the eggs, add a splash of tamari to the eggs, whisk, scramble over medium heat in a small nonstick pan and mix into rice.
Serve with toppings of choice.