Graduation Celebrations with Chef Elle

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You asked and Chef Elle delivered!

Chef Elle Green stopped by with some more viewer requests, and today it was all about graduation celebrations.


Dirty Fried Rice by Chef Elle


1/2 c Jasmine rice

4 T celery, diced

3 T green bell pepper, diced

3 scallion, green and white separated

1/3 c sweet potato strings

3 collard green leaves, shredded and fried

1 oz. soy sauce

5 T grapeseed oil


Old-school Translations

c=cup; T=tablespoon; t=teaspoon



Cook rice according to the package instructions. Once done, transfer to a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold water, completely draining any excess water. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate at least 8 hours.

For the scallions, separate the green and white, roughly chopping the green and thinly slicing the white into strips.

Set wok over medium-high heat and add 3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add bell pepper and celery and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to high and add chopped green onions, sweet potato strings and rice, stirring occasionally. Rice should be cooked until it’s slightly crispy, about 5 minutes. Pour in soy sauce and cook rice 3 to 5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.

To finish, stir in crispy collard greens and scallion strips.

Remove from heat and sprinkle with spiced peanuts and fried chicken livers.

There’s always something going on in Memphis. We’re in the middle of Memphis In May. Bass Pro recently opened with fanfare and it didn’t disappoint. But for thousands of students, they’re donning gowns and tossing caps in the air, quietly leaving behind teachers, hallways and term papers. To mark this milestone, proud parents are throwing some of the biggest bashes.

To take the stress away, Chef Elle is back with a fresh and recipe and menu suggestions sure to be a hit.

Easy Solutions

As unorthodox as it may seem, nothing beats Mother’s bacon fried rice, but fried rice and even egg rolls are a blank canvas, just waiting to meet an imaginative food enthusiast.

Since this is fresh and easy, try it and let us know what you think. Remember, if you want the same results, follow the recipe and use the products mentioned.


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