How To Make Fried Rice From Leftover Rice
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.
Yummy Fried Rice!
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A wok, electric wok or a frying pan
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
salt and pepper to taste
spring onions cut for decoration
Fried Longganisa Sausages
- Heat the oil in the Wok or a frying pan.
- Fry the bacon or longganisa (or both) and cut into pieces when it's cold. Set aside.
- Sauté the garlic, cut tomatoes and dice onions.
- Add the bacon stripes and cut Longanisa into the frying pan. Mix well as it might easily get burned.
- Add the fresh mushrooms and the canned peas or fresh leeks.
- Add the leftover rice into the frying pan.
- Pour the well beaten eggs on top of the rice mixture. Mix well. Wait until it is done.
- Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
- 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
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Fried Rice From Leftover Rice
Have you ever tried frying rice from your leftover rice?
Tips on making fried rice:
- If you have no leftover rice, you can cook rice a few hours before cooking.
- 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.
- 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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