This flavorful fried rice is the perfect side dish for any Asian cuisine. The flavors are simple, and if you've never made fried rice before, this is a great entry recipe. Be sure to use 4 day old cooked rice -- in a pinch you can use 2 day old cooked rice, but the older the rice, the better the fried rice. Using freshly cooked rice will give your fried rice a soggy texture. Older cooked rice gives the right firm texture to your fried rice.
Here's a great road map for timing:
Monday -- cook your rice (either jasmine or sticky)
Wednesday -- fry garlic and ginger. store in fridge.
Thursday -- finish putting together the rest of the rice -- serve and watch it disappear!