Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Kimmy's Simple Fried Rice'

    Yahoo... now this is very cool!!! I haven't heard from this broad in ages so imagine my surprise when I got this recipe from her! It was so good to hear from my girl Kimmy whom I met 29 yrs ago when I was cooking at La Petite Academy for all the little chitlins and teachers that attended the school there in Gainesville FL. We haven't done a recipe like this yet so this will be fun. But first, like always, I'm a little thirsty! Aaahh, refreshed! Now on to the business at hand...Fried Rice :)
   This is what we need:
       1. 4 cups cooked rice (white, brown or whatever)
       2. 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into sm cubes (little shrimp perhaps)
       3. 1/2 cup diced green onion (white & green parts)
       4. a 16oz bag or two of frozen stir-fry veggies
       5. 2 lrg eggs, beaten
       6. 3 tablespoons soy sc.
       7. 1 tablespoon butter or marg.
       8. 1 minced garlic clove
       9. 3-4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon (YUM)
     10. 1/4 tsp ground ginger (if you have it, if not, no big whoop)
     11. salt & pepper
     12. a little veg oil to drizzle  
   Get out your biggest skillet (or use a wok if you want to be sorta Asian :) Refresh yourself once again then drizzle just a little oil around the bottom of the pan. Heat skillet on med heat until oil is hot. Pour the eggs in, sprinkle with a tiny bit of salt and pepper. Scramble them up into sm pieces. Remove from pan and set aside. Go around the pan once again with a couple more tablespoons of veg oil. When hot, add the rice. Stir-fry the rice for about 4-5 mins then throw in the veggies, onion & garlic. Toss all this jazz around for a few more minutes until veggies are softened. Add the chicken, have another drink and stir-fry for 4-5 mins until chicken is warmed through. Stir in the soy sc, butter and ginger. Sprinkle some pepper in the mix (as much as you care for). Last and yes, the least, drop the bacon & eggs into the rice mixture and warm thru and well combined. How delicious does that sound???  Try eating this one with chop stix...just for fun! Good times and DERN TASTY!! Thanks Kimmy, now keep in touch!  :)