Friday, July 17, 2009

Fried Rice

I love making fried rice - it's an easy way to clean out the fridge and get lunch on the table in just a few minutes. Here's what we made yesterday.

First, a little oil and a little heat, then we tossed in snow peas from the garden, a few chopped up carrot and celery sticks that needed eating, and the remains of a red onion from a previous meal (also from the garden)
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Once that was looking pretty, we added the last of the ham-from-the-other-day, cut into small cubes. It's already cooked, so it doesn't need much time. We tossed in a few shelled peas as well, just for fun.
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Then we sprinkled on cold leftover rice from the day (or two) before. Heat through, stirring now and then.
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For flavor we add a sprinkle of soy sauce and just a little dark sesame oil. Dark sesame is not a cooking oil, but rather a flavoring oil, so add it toward the end.
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Once it's hot, it's ready. If you're not sharing with Little Bit, this is a great time to add some slivered green onions. If you are, dish hers out first, then add some onions to the rest of it.
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Lunch is served - all from scraps of whatever is on hand! Don't be afraid to try new combinations, add other spices (personally, I like a little black pepper or chili oil, also some ginger and garlic). Have fun, and get a practically free meal to boot!
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2 comments:

desert said...

i love fried rice, do u ever add eggs?
hugs
D.

tenthingsfarm said...

Actually, I do! That is the one other food that Little Bit won't eat. This time around there was plenty of ham in these, or I would have put some egg in mine. I just forgot to mention it! :)

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