Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Quick Fried Rice
Here's a quick and easy meal idea. Whenever you have a chance, start some rice cooking. Brown rice takes longer but it's better for you and you can be doing other things around the house while it's cooking. Once it's done, let it sit and cool a bit. Then dump it into a container and add a handful of cashews and some veggies - fresh or frozen. Maybe chop up a carrot and throw in some frozen broccoli and bell peppers. Now put the whole thing in the fridge. You've spent 5-10 minutes of hands-on time so far. Any time you want a quick meal in the next few days, heat a wok or other deep pot over medium-high heat, add a tablespoon or two of oil, then add the rice mixture and stir-fry for about 5 minutes. During the last minute add 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Enjoy.