February 12, 2007

Hiatus

WOW, has it really been 2 days since I posted anything?! I did make a few cards this weekend, but I can't post them until after St. Valentine's day because I know a few people check my blog who might be receiving one.
I can. however, post a quick recipe. We had Vegetable Fried Rice this weekend that was super yummy and quite easy to make. I heated some peanut and toasted sesame oil in my WOK, tossed in some chopped green scallions (white AND green parts), some minced garlic and about 1/2 tablespoon of minced fresh ginger. Then I tossed in 1/2 cup of finely diced carrots and celery and cooked 2 minutes with the lid on. One minute later I threw in 2 beaten eggs and scrambled them quickly. Then I added 3 cups of COLD, cooked rice, and 3 Tablespoons of Tamari (soy sauce), and a dash of vegetarian stir fry sauce. I mixed this all up together and threw in 1 cup of baby peas, thawed, a large handful of shredded napa cabbage and 1 cup of diced vegetarian pork. I only let it cook so that the flavors could mingle well, about 2 more minutes, before I removed it from the heat and served it up. A sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds on top made it perfect (although I forgot to add them before I took the photo). I also included some extra vegetarian pork on the side, and placed a small dish of chopped green scallion tops and one of duck sauce on the table for serving.
Our 7 year old foster son said it was his new favorite food and asked me if he could have it for breakfast too! My husband agreed that it was better than the Vegetable Fried Rice we occasionally get from the chinese restaurant. I had to disagree. There is just something about american chinese restaurant food that is impossible to re-create in my home kitchen...although I will keep trying!

1 comment:

lisa said...

yum! that looks delicious Dana! Except for the peas, I hate peas and would totally pick them all out.