Fried Rice

January 13, 2011

Recently I’ve added Fried Rice into our supper rotation. It is absolutely delicious. I don’t know why I didn’t try this years ago. It’s so easy and flavorful with a fantastic texture. Start with cold rice (leftovers from the night before). Saute a cup of mixed frozen veg (thawed in the fridge) and garlic in a Tbl of Veg or Canola oil for a few minutes. Add the rice and a generous drizzle of soy sauce and a splash of rice wine vinegar. I also add a teeny tiny bit of spicy chili sauce (totally optional). Start with a little bit of soy sauce and add more to taste. I pair it with natural baked veg spring rolls. I also steam broccoli and throw it on top because we LOVE broccoli! This is just SO good and easy.

Stay safe and warm in this winter weather.

 

Listening to: Slate’s Political Gabfest Podcast

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Fajitas!

October 28, 2010

Last night I made a favorite in our home…Veggie Fajitas. It was extra exciting and drool worthy because I added Cilantro-Lime Rice and Homemade Guacamole with oven baked tortilla chips. It was ridiculously good. It took some work but I love to just put on some good music and sing while I cook. It’s very therapeutic. I spend a lot of time watching cooking shows and reading cookbooks. Because of this I have collected a lot of information in my head so when I make a meal like last night I just get creative. I don’t follow a recipe, I just experiment as I go. Heres a vague outline of what I created:

Fajitas: Saute garlic, green peppers, mushrooms, onions in EVOO. Season with chili powder, ground cumin, salt & pepper to taste. Finish with a squeeze of lime and a handful of cilantro.

Cilantro-Lime Rice: Prepare long grain white or brown rice. Mix in a handful of cilantro and squeeze of lime. Super easy!

Guacamole: Mix together avocado, onion, tomato, cilantro. Season with salt and a squeeze of lime.

Tortilla chips: Brush tortillas with EVOO. Cut into fours. Lay flat on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Bake in 425 for 10 mins. I actually forgot about the chips so they got a little burnt on the edges but still edible.

I love a meal like this because each component calls for similar ingredients which allows you to really get a lot from each item you buy. I also used the leftover fajita veggies to make a couple of breakfast burritos this morning. Tasty! And I made extra rice which I will be turning into fried rice for tonight’s dinner. Double duty ingredients are the best!

I also made a glazed lemon cake for dessert. Why? Because I wanted to. 🙂

Take care everyone!!

Currently listening to: Laura Marling

(perfect for these gray, cool, reflective days of Fall)