Fried rice, egg optional ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

06 August 2011

Fried rice, egg optional

fried rice egg optionalTime for a fast, easy kicktstart. More food! More!

Fried rice, egg optional

rice/other grain
hot peppers
bell peppers
chard/other greens
salt, pepper, whatever spices sound best
tortilla (if that's how you roll)

For breakfast: soften chopped onion in olive oil over medium-high; add minced hot peppers and any other sturdy vegetables you want. I wanted bell pepper and grape tomatoes. Add a couple big spoonfuls of rice or other leftover cooked grain. Mine was brown rice mixed with quinoa. Season with salt, pepper, and whatever other herbs & spices sound good. You can go really Asian (soy sauce, ginger, sriracha), Italian (oregano, basil), or just leave the business mostly plain. Whatever floats your boat.

If you want tender greens, chop them roughly and add them in at the last minute. Spinach will melt instantly; chard takes a minute to wilt; kale is tough enough to go in with the bell pepper and tomato.

For egg fried rice: When the rice and veg are just about done, shove them all to one side, add a touch more oil (or butter), and scramble an egg in the empty bit of the pan. This gives you feasible egg bits in the finished product. If you don't care about feasible egg bits, you can always just scramble the egg right into the veg and rice, so it amalgamates more thoroughly. I didn't want any egg, personally, so I just had my rice and veg alone.

Eat by method of your choice. I put mine in a tortilla that I'd warmed by laying it over the hot (full) pan for a minute, but it would be just as good to use a fork and a bowl. It's all good.


Jes said...

Mmmm what a rockin' breakfast! I'm a sucker for easy meals like that. Might work for dinner too :)

Eileen said...

Oh, yeah. I would eat this practically any time of day. Well, maybe not for a midnight snack...