Having started with one small steakhouse, Golden Corral Corporation has grown into one of the nation's strongest family restaurant chains. The ability to adapt to changing tastes allowed Golden Corral to continue growing during the 1980s and 1990s as changes in eating habits and increased competition brought drastic change to the family steakhouse business. Success continued in the 2000s as well--by 2003 the company operated and franchised 467 restaurants throughout the United States, serving 167.5 million guests that year.


Pagoda Fried Rice

Golden Corral Copycat Recipe

Makes about 12 Cups

2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 cup diced onions
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 cups cooked white rice
2/3 cup soy sauce

Pour sesame oil into a wok skillet. Add ginger and stir.  Add prepped onions, carrots, peas, corn, sugar, and black pepper (1 quart of mixture).  Add cooked rice. Stir and cook for 1 minute.  Pour soy sauce over rice and stir. Cook for 1 minute. Place Fried Rice in serving wok and serve on buffet.

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