November 02, 2011
What's for Dinner Tonight? Fried Rice
I love fried rice and so does my family. It is a great way to use up a small amount of leftover meat that isn't enough for another meal.
My recipe is one of those this and that kind of recipes. The basic recipe is as follows:
1 small onion chopped, about 1/4 cup
2 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 eggs beaten
Cook and stir the onion in a little oil until the onion is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cooked rice and soy sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in eggs; cook and stir until eggs are done, 4 to 5 minutes longer.
Okay, this is the basic recipe. I have in my freezer about 1/2 cup of frozen peas and in my fridge I have a carrot that is getting a little limp. I also have a piece of grilled chicken this about 1/2 size of my palm and about 2 slices of a pork loin roast from last night's meal.
I will add the peas and carrot along with sliced pieces of the chicken and pork to the rice concoction. You can of course use leftover rice - be it brown or white - both work well.
Another alternative would be to make soup or a casserole. Just be careful that whatever you make from leftovers serves one additional meal and that you don't end up making a meal from leftovers that becomes another leftover meal, unless you need to do this. Plan for those leftovers but don't go overboard.