Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Stir Fry and Fried Rice

Last night we had stir fry from a Cooking Light recipe (and yes, their recipes always do taste light to us), and tonight I chopped it all (along with some leftover ham from thanksgiving), and made fried rice. The fried rice was pretty good, but even though it's healthier, I just don't see myself making fried rice out of basmati rice again. But, I loved the chopped up stir fry in it - carrots make me happy!

Stir Fry

Basmati Rice (we just threw it in the rice cooker)
1 lb sirloin, cut into thin strips
1 c broccoli, chopped into florets
3 carrots, chopped diagonally
1 c snow peas
2 tbs canola oil
5 spice powder (I had 4 of the spices, so just used them)

I'm not even going to include this - it's that un-delicious.

Fried Rice

3-4 c day-old rice
1 c chopped up leftovers (sirloin, ham, broccoli, carrots, and peas)
1 chopped green onion (probably could have added more)
2 eggs, scrambled
4 tbs canola oil
liberal low sodium soy sauce to taste

Cook eggs until just done in a wok (or large frying pan), then set aside and clean out wok. with 2 tbs oil.
Heat remaining oil in wok, and add in rice. Break up with a wooden spoon.
Add everything else and keep adding soy until it looks/tastes right.
Cook until warmed through.
Serve with teryaki sauce (this is key).