How To Make Fried Rice From Leftover Rice

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Just A Thought

Living in the Philippines for a few months means eating three times rice a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Although I am not force to do so, I am still tempted to join my relatives eating meals with rice. It is hard to ignore those delicious food which I have been longing for, for many years while living in Germany. Foods that are so inviting to me. I could not refuse to eat when the food is all about vegetables like Camote tops, Kangkong (water spinach), Malunggay leaves and Papaya cooked in coconut milk. As well as I could not refuse when there are fresh fruits serve on the table like mangoes, bananas, jackfruits and all those tropical fruits that are on season.

Well, maybe this is not special to you my friends here on HubPages but for me, yes. Just imagine, you will go to a foreign country. Will you not be missing something? A soda bread and a pint of Guinness for an Irish man, a Rye bread and a Bratwurst (German sausage) for a German, a Gouda cheese for a Dutch man or a real cup of black tea with milk for an English man? You will believe me or not: I am missing these food I mention above here in the Philippines. How I wish I can buy a pint of Guinness when I am so thirsty lying here on the beach sunbathing!

I am fond of eating vegetables that my father is sometimes scared when I am at home because he does not like vegetables a lot. He even baptized me as " an eating grass Filipino." Of course he was just joking. To tell you the truth, he is right.

Well, eating fruits and vegetables is very good to my health. But the quantity that I am eating with rice every meals are huge that I am planning to reduce my weight for the first time in my life. I will be on diet! But before that, here is my fried rice recipe from my leftover from my last nights dinner.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 persons

Yummy Fried Rice!

Fried Rice from leftover rice.
Fried Rice from leftover rice. | Source

Some Ingredients

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Some of the ingredients:  Longganisa, mushrooms, peas, onion, tomato and garlic.Leftover rice.
Some of the ingredients:  Longganisa, mushrooms, peas, onion, tomato and garlic.
Some of the ingredients: Longganisa, mushrooms, peas, onion, tomato and garlic. | Source
Leftover rice.
Leftover rice. | Source

Ingredients

A wok, electric wok or a frying pan

Oil

A few cloves smashed garlic

Tomato cut in cubes

1 onion, cut in cubes

2 cups of cooked leftover rice

1 cup of bacon in stripes (optional)

1 cup of longganisa or any sausages you like

1 cup green peas or cut fresh leeks if available

1 cup of fresh mushrooms if available, if not a canned mushrooms will do

2 well beaten eggs

soy sauce

salt and pepper to taste

spring onions cut for decoration


Fried Longganisa Sausages

Fried Longganisa
Fried Longganisa | Source

Procedure:

  1. Heat the oil in the Wok or a frying pan.
  2. Fry the bacon or longganisa (or both) and cut into pieces when it's cold. Set aside.
  3. Sauté the garlic, cut tomatoes and dice onions.
  4. Add the bacon stripes and cut Longanisa into the frying pan. Mix well as it might easily get burned.
  5. Add the fresh mushrooms and the canned peas or fresh leeks.
  6. Add the leftover rice into the frying pan.
  7. Pour the well beaten eggs on top of the rice mixture. Mix well. Wait until it is done.
  8. Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add the cut spring onions on top.

You can eat this recipe for your breakfast or at any time you would love to. It is a comfort food for me and it is a change from just eating a plain rice meal menu. I usually make this fried rice when I have a visitor and you can serve this cold during summer time with salad when you are having your barbecue. Enjoy your meal!

Fried Rice From Leftover Rice

Another fried rice from leftover rice. This one is with meat and vegetables.
Another fried rice from leftover rice. This one is with meat and vegetables. | Source

Ingredients You Can Use

Meat
Vegetables
Spices / Herbs
Chicken
Carrots
Parsley
Pork
Cabbage
Curry
Beef
Kohlrabi
Paprika powder
Shrimps
Peas
Garlic
Sausages
Pechay / Pak choy
Thyme
Bacon stripes
Bell peppers
Chives
Corned beef
Champignon and other mushrooms
Cilantro
Fried Tuna flakes
Spring Onions
Cinnamon
Fried hamburger slices
Tomatoes
Ginger
Meat balls
Soya Sprouts
Onion
 
Mais Corn
Safron
 
 
Soy sauce
 
 
Chili
These are only some of the ingredients you can use in making your leftover rice. I´ll add some more if I can think of something else I have used before.

Fried Rice From Leftover Rice

Fried rice with pork strips and veggies for lunch.
Fried rice with pork strips and veggies for lunch. | Source

Vote Please

Have you ever tried frying rice from your leftover rice?

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Tips on making fried rice:

  1. If you have no leftover rice, you can cook rice a few hours before cooking.
  2. If you have leftover meat like pork, chicken or beef, you can add this too in your fried rice. Just cut it in small pieces like into small cubes. Chunk chicken will do as well.
  3. It's up to you what veggies you prefer to use and you can do it by asking the member of your family what veggies they would like to have.

I will be updating these tips whenever I have something in mind. Thanks for reading.

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MummyDearest 4 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

What a coincidence, I just cooked fried rice yesterday..and it is indeed simple and delicious..voted!


yvette 4 years ago

you make me hungry :)


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Field-Of-Flowers 4 years ago from Midwest, USA

Ohhhh...this looks soooo delicious you have me wanting some...I can just taste it... Thanks for the recipe I'll have to give it a try! You have my votes! Have a great day! :-)


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Useful to know. Great and fresh idea.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Another to bookmark into my 'favourite recipe' slot.

Thanks for sharing;

Take care;

Eddy.


Joan Whetzel 4 years ago

I do this from time to time also. I love fried rice.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great recipe, Thelma! I enjoyed learning more about you through this hub.


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irvinetraveller 4 years ago from California

I always enjoy reading your hubs.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hello MummyDearest! Thanks for your stopping by. It is good to know that you have made fried rice for your meal. I am sure you know how easy and delicious it is. Have a lovely day.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi yvette! How are you? Nice to hear from you my dear. Yep, I make you hungry. Why not try this recipe for a change? There's no Longganisa there, so you can use bacon instead. Regards.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hello Field-Of- Flowers! Thanks for your comment. Yes, try it and tell me then how you like it;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Lady_E for your stopping by and giving a comment. Have a nice day.

Hello Eiddwen! Thanks for stopping by again. I hope you enjoy your fried rice meal. Bon Apetit!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Joan Whetzel for reading my article and for giving a comment. Have a lovely weekend.

@Thanks randomcreative. Yes, through my articles you will know more about me. It is a part of my life what I am writing here. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

@ irvinetraveller: Thank you very much. Have a wonderful weekend;-)


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looniestlove 4 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

this is a very delicious meal and a great idea on how to make use of the left over rice...yea I do agree with you that here in the philippines that we really love to eat rice...thanks for sharing this hub..


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you looniestlove for your comment. Have a great week!


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

A fun hub and good use of unused rice. I know exactly what you mean about missing foods from home, or wherever you have been living recently.

SOCIALLY SHARED and voted up.


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

I live in a country that eat rice every meal. I have a recipe somewhat close but I think yours is much tastier. Thanks for sharing


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

Fried rice -- and such a tasty sounding recipe. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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theastrology 4 years ago from New Delhi

Great tips to make new recipe, I'm also going to try this.

Anyways thanks for sharing it.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Brett! Thanks for your comment and for your SOCIALLY SHARING this hub to others. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi cebutouristspot! Thanks for your comment. I too, live at the moment in the Philippines. In fact, I have just visited Cebu a few weeks ago. Although I had a bad experienced in my travel, I still want to go back to Cebu someday.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you L.L. Woodard for your stopping by and for giving a comment. Have a nice day!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi there, theastrology! Yes, try it please and let me know how you like it. Have a great day.


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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

I am sure that to prepare this recipe of Fried rice, some will make the dinner meal to remain left over. Thanks for SHARING:)


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jimsmillions 4 years ago from Bristol south west england

Very useful! Socially shared also added to Pinterest.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Trsmd! Thanks for stopping by and for your SHARING. Have a lovely day!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you jimsmillions for sharing this article. Have a nice day!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Living with a Khmer (Cambodian) wife, I eat rice almost every day! Fried Rice in Khmer is called "Bai Cha" and we often use left over (whatever that means!) rice. My wife makes it very well and similar to this recipe. I like your recipe as there are a few ingredients I have never tried. Great photos! Voting up and SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Great idea for leftover rice. I often let it dry out and don't use it. I'll bookmark this with my recipes. Voted up, useful, and interesting. Thanks for the recipe!


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA

This is what my dad does while I was growing up. He never throw rice away. He said..left over...make fried rice. I think this is how we become wealthy. lol. Thank you for sharing this!


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Fellow Mumbaite 4 years ago from India

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful Longganisa- Pinoy Sausage recipe..Found it very useful.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you J.S.Matthew for reading and sharing my hub to others. I appreciate it so much. Maybe you can try this recipe for a change. We, Asian people can not throw away leftover foods and we will always find or create some recipe to use it.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Victoria Lynn! Thanks for stopping by and giving a great comment. You can use your leftover rice now for this recipe. I hope you will like it. Bon Apetit!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi chanroth! Just like you, I grew up with leftover fried rice. My mother used to make this before when she was still living. Now I'm the one who do it at home. Thanks for stopping by.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you for your comment Fellow Mumbaite. I hope you enjoy trying this recipe. Have a nice day.


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Sunshyne1975 4 years ago from California, US

Can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Your welcome sunshyne 1975. Tell me how you like it. Boun Apetit!


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rob_allen 4 years ago from MNL, PH

I live in the Philippines and we eat rice everyday. Your hub is so useful especially now that most of us are struggling to earn a dollar :) Thank for sharing this Thelma! Your "sinangag" looks so yummy! :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi rob_allen! Nice to meet you here in HP.I live in the Philippines, too. Well, for a few months. Like you, I eat rice everyday as long as I am here in our home country. It is such a good thing being in a Filipino family and enjoying every meal. Thanks for your comment and for your follow.


Flickr 4 years ago

Looks great yummy, socially shared, thanks for the great recipe ideas.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Flickr for dropping by and for socially sharing this hub. Thanks as well for your follow.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Another great recipe this time for unused rice. Fried rice with bacon, sausages and tomatoes is also very nice

Thanks for SHARING. Up and useful


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This looks very good. I always seem to have rice left over when I cook it. This will be a great idea to use it. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Voted up and useful. Have a great day! :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you viking305 for your stopping by and for giving a comment. Thanks also for your SHARING.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you sgbrown for dropping by and for giving a comment. You can try this recipe when you have a left over rice. I hope you will like it. Have a great week!


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molometer 4 years ago

Luckily I just had lunch.

Very tempting dishes.

Bookmarked for the future.

Voted up interesting and useful.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks molometer for your good comment. I hope you will like the fried rice. Have a great day!


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Hendrika 4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

I make "fried rice" a western way, but this sounds very tasty and with a husband that LOVES eggs I thins it will be a hit.


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hibblekibble 4 years ago from USA

This is a great idea. I plan to get creative with my next batch of fried rice.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Hendrika! Sorry to answer your comment very late. I just saw it now. Thanks for your stopping by. Fried rice western way is also delicious. Some of the ingredients are optional. Have a great week!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hello hibblekibble! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, try this kind of fried rice and tell me how´d you like it. Have a lovely day!


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Lita C. Malicdem 4 years ago from Philippines

A Filipina through and through, and I could smell your tasty "sinangag"(fried rice)! Great recipe! Keep on sharing. Thank you!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Maám Lita. I take it as a compliment, "a Filipina through and through". Thanks for your coming back. Take care;-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sounds absolutely delicious. Will have to try. Passing this on.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yep, it´s yummy. I hope you will like it. Thanks for stopping by Gypsy Rose Lee;-)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Man, did this make me hungry! Great job, Thelma! :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you TTombso8. Try to make make. Have a nice day!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Interesting variation Thelma. Looks delicious. Bookmarked and voted up and interesting.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks rajan. Merry Christmas to you and your family;-)


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I can imagine missing the foods one grew up on, especially the foods that became comfort foods because they remind one of home. Not to enjoy them for a long period of time would make a new location seem even less like home. I'm glad you got to go visit home for a while and enjoy all the foods you missed.

Been looking for the perfect fried rice recipe and I'm hoping this is it. Looks good! Voted up and will share!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Au fait,

You are right about having a comfort food which reminds me of home. I´m glad that most of the ingredients are sold in Germany. I wish this is it. The perfect fried rice you are looking for. Thanks for your vote and for your share.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

So delicious sounding I will have to keep track of this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing this recipe to others. I appreciate that. Have a nice week, Moonlake;-)


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A tasty treat! I also like vegetarian food. With your easy-to-follow instructions and attractive photo, I would like to try this variant of fried rice. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, it´s a tasty treat Ishwaryaa22. Yes, please try it and let me know how you like it. Thanks for your nice comment, for sharing and pinning this hub as well. I appreciate that. Have a lovely sunday!


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Carl8033 3 years ago

Great recipe, and it is a good way of not wasting food. Keep up the good work Thelma.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I eat rice all the time too. I get the habit from my mom who eats it every day. She is from Japan. Everyone needs their comfort foods.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Carl. Nice to meet you here. Yes, it´s one way of saving by not wasting the food. Thanks for your visit. Have a great week!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi truthfornow! When I´m in the Philippines, I eat rice everyday and here in my adopted country only once a week. Rice is one of my comfort food, too. You can cook everything with rice. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice week!


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KawikaChann 2 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

Hi Thelma, pretty good recipe for fried rice - my wife if filipino so I know what you're missing when you long for certain foods. Chicken Mallungay was always part of the menu when we were living in Hawaii - another place where rice is eaten at every meal. Keep up the great hubs, and expressing yourself through them. Upvoted/awesome/follow. Peace. Kawi.


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i love fried rice but this one recipe is unique, i will try this weekend. thanks, voted up


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Hi KawikaChann! Sorry for this late reply. I must have missed it when I was still in my home country 8 months ago. I love chicken Malunggay with rice. Thanks for your wonderful comment and regards to your wife.


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany Author

Thank you peachpurple for your nice comment. I think I will make this fried rice this weekend as I have not made it for a long time. I hope you will like my recipe. Enjoy!

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