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Italian Fried Rice
...in your mind.
Italian Fried Rice

Italian Fried Rice


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 5 ounces shiitake mushrooms, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ounces chopped spicy calabrese
  • 2 ounces chopped prosciuto
  • 16 ounces cooked rice, cooled and pref from the day before - or,
  • 2 - 8 ounces packages of that microwave Asian style white rice - but don’t microwave
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto, or more if you like recipe here
  • Shredded Parmesan for garnishing


  1. Heat a wok or large skillet, add the oil, onion and mushrooms - cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes
  2. Add the garlic and stir through when fragrant
  3. Toss in the meats, rice and now start stirring everything really well, until heat through and fully mixed
  4. Add the pesto, again tossing and mixing super well to incorporate it into everything
  5. Season to taste with salt & pepper - mix again then plate
  6. Garnish with a little parm on top