Monday, May 16, 2005

Egg Fried Rice

My officemate one time asked me why I always take home the leftover rice everytime we have a "chinese dish" for lunch at work. See, my officemates throw them out. Not me. My parents have always taught me not to be wasteful. Mother always reminded me to think about the people starving in other parts of the world whenever I threw out food.

Now that I have a family of my own, oftentimes I seem to mimic what my mom used to tell me. Well, I've become more creative than her. She often fried the rice just with garlic. I fry mine with garlic, egg and green peas. Other days I add diced ham or whever I have leftover barbecue, I add it too.
The process is really easy.

Here's what you need.

2 tbsp of olive oil
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
2-3 cups of leftover rice
1 egg
1/2 cup of green peas

In a pan, heat the oil. Saute the garlic until brown. Add the rice. Create a hole in the middle and add the egg, cooking it for about a minute. Mix the rice with the egg. Add the green peas and cook the rice for another 3 minutes stirring it occasionaly making sure that the rice does not stick and burn at the bottom of the pan.

Serve hot.


SiaoChaBoa said...

I cannot agree more with you.. about your mom's teaching.. :)

Thess said...

correct, we should not waste anything...dami nagugutom sa mundo :-(

tita Ting, kumusta na? ^_^

emotionalistic said...

I have the feeling that using leftover rice for fried rice taste better. First, you did not waste the food. Second, you get to eat better fried rice. Haha :).

stefoodie said...

hi ting, yummy posts here, esp. the pinoy spaghetti. absolutely true about the fried rice BTW. thanks for visiting my blog:)

ting-aling said...

Hi Mrs. T..

Thess..eksaktamente. I am doing fine..pooped but healthy otherwise..

Emotionalistec, I think home fried rice have lesser grease in them than when you order them from restaurants.

Hi Stef..thanks. Well, I'll keep going back to your site.

anna said...

fried rice is the best for breakfast! i personally like garlic fried rice , but hubby likes lots of things in his rice,so i usually add fresh mushrooms,brocoli, carrots, and some ground black pepper! hmmm..add dangit and salted eggs with tomatoes...kainan na! :D

ting-aling said...

My best breakfasts Anna are tusilog, longsilog, bangsilog..gotta prepare them very soon.