Sunday, November 15, 2009
You know that feeling when you wake up exhausted despite a nice weekend lie-in...you open your fridge only to find random bits and bobs..half a pack of french beans...slice and half of bacon...a few eggs that have probably been there since your last bake 2 weeks ago; You're tempted to bin them and then you realize it's raining..and you really don't feel like lugging a bunch of groceries home...But you are positively starving...what do you do?
I'll tell you what I did. Scrambled eggs on toast for a nice Saturday brunch, and for dinner, as any chinese person worth his salt will tell you: Fry rice la!
Tomyum Fried Rice
* I was actually craving Kimchi fried rice...but I
opened my brand new jar of kimchi only to find it'd gone bad!! Granted I've had it since 3rd year...but isn't the whole point of preserving vegetables to avoid situations like these?? wth man...In any case, I improvised.
Half a cup of cooked rice, preferably left overnight. [If you don't have any old rice, no worries, just reduce the water slightly when you're cooking your rice, and once it's cooked, stir it to break up any clumps and pop in the fridge for a while. ]
Anything you have in your fridge~ In my case, it was french beans, bacon, baby anchovies and mushrooms, all remnants of the week's suppers
Lots of minced garlic or spring onions if that's what you have. That's the best thing about fried
rice..there are no rules!
1 tbsp chili sauce
1 tbsp tomyum paste. From a jar. You're welcome to pound herbs and spices but frankly, life is too short.
1. Fry in a really really hot pan/wok.
2. Tip into a nice big bowl............and everyone knows fried rice is not complete without an egg, sunny side up;)