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The Chinese chefs were certainly among the earliest and most important influences on the cooking of San Fransisco, but so were the French. The French opened the first really good restaurants that catered to the rising class of newly wealthy. They set the tone for fine dining in the town. A restaurant that combines the French and Chinese influences is Tommy Toy's. The dining room feels like a classic French restaurant, but it's actually patterned after the reading room of the Dowager Empress of China. The kitchen is definitely Asian, but the menu reflects both traditions.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 diced red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup diced carrot
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Preheat a wok or large skillet over the highest heat until very hot. Add the vegetable oil, tilt the wok or pan to coat, then quickly add the eggs and stir, scrambling the eggs.
Add the cooked rice, stir quickly. Add the vegetables and salt to taste. Stir and toss to blend quickly. Add the sesame oil and soy sauce, toss to combine flavors, for about 2 minutes.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
282 calories; 11g total fat; 106mg cholesterol; 277mg sodium; 38g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 7g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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