⁣Lesson Plan: Mastering The Perfect Egg Fried Rice

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⁣Lesson Plan: Mastering The Perfect Egg Fried Rice

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Culinary Arts

Duration: 90 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-12.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-12.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-12.6: Acquire and use accurately specialized vocabulary to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-12.3: Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-12.9: Compare and contrast findings from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with findings from relevant print or digital texts, verifying the data when possible.

- Students will learn the techniques and principles behind making the perfect egg fried rice.
- Students will analyze and compare different recipes for egg fried rice.
- Students will follow a recipe and execute the steps required to make egg fried rice.
- Students will evaluate the taste, texture, and presentation of their egg fried rice.

- Recipe options for egg fried rice (selected or chosen by the teacher)
- Ingredients for egg fried rice (rice, eggs, vegetables, soy sauce, etc.)
- Cooking utensils (pots, pans, knives, spatulas, etc.)
- Plates and utensils for serving and tasting
- Computer or tablet with internet access
- Writing materials for note-taking and reflection


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Engage students by discussing their familiarity with fried rice and its popularity in various cuisines.
- Introduce the concept of egg fried rice and its importance as a staple dish.
- Ask students to share their previous experiences with making fried rice and discuss their successes or challenges.

2. Recipe Analysis (15 minutes):
- Provide students with different recipe options for egg fried rice.
- Instruct students to analyze and compare the recipes, paying attention to the ingredients, measurements, and cooking techniques.
- Encourage students to identify any unfamiliar terms or techniques and ask clarifying questions.

3. Egg Fried Rice Techniques (15 minutes):
- Present the essential techniques and principles behind making the perfect egg fried rice.
- Discuss topics such as rice preparation, stir-frying, seasoning, and the timing of adding ingredients.
- Show visuals or videos demonstrating the techniques and explain their importance in achieving the desired texture and flavor.

4. Hands-On Cooking (40 minutes):
- Divide the class into small groups or pairs.
- Provide each group with the necessary ingredients and utensils to execute their chosen recipe.
- Instruct students to follow the recipe instructions, paying attention to the cooking techniques discussed.
- Circulate among the groups to provide guidance, answer questions, and ensure proper techniques are being employed.

5. Tasting and Evaluation (15 minutes per group):
- Have each group present their egg fried rice to the class.
- Instruct students to taste and evaluate the flavor, texture, and presentation of the dish.
- Encourage students to articulate their observations and offer constructive feedback to their peers.

6. Reflection and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion on the cooking experience, allowing students to reflect on their learning.
- Ask students to compare and contrast the different recipes and techniques used by their peers.
- Discuss the importance of proper seasoning, texture, and presentation in creating the perfect egg fried rice.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the lesson by emphasizing the skills and techniques learned in making egg fried rice.
- Encourage students to continue exploring and experimenting with different variations of fried rice.
- Discuss the cultural significance of fried rice in various cuisines around the world.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

Recipe inspiration @JoshuaWeissman @mrnigelng Ingredients2 cups day old rice2 eggs4 green onions4 cloves garlic1 shallotoil1 tsp msg1/2 tsp black peppersaltSauce2 Tbsp soy sauce2 cloves garlic1/2 Tbsp chili sauce2 tsp sesame oil

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