Sunday, September 19, 2010

Leftovers Fried Rice - Take 2

 I cook from recipes almost exclusively.  I want to try harder to foster my own creativity.  In trying to come up with a quick weekday lunch, I ended up making fried rice.  So here we have leftovers fried rice, take 2.  (Much more interesting than take 1, interestingly posted at almost the exact same time last year.)

I used leftover brown rice from my Thai food, a scrambled egg, some chunks of yellow zucchini, half a small red pepper (diced), frozen broccoli, and some scallions.  I cooked it in canola oil and garlic (not enough, though.  More next time!) and added a drizzle of sesame oil, a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkling of black sesame seeds.

As I said, this was delicious, but I need to get a better handle on the seasonings.  My timing was much better than it has been in the past, despite the mix of fresh and frozen.  More garlic!!!!


  1. Looks delicious! I have a tendency to over season... but I love garlic & soy sauce!

    Have you ever tried making your own chow mei fun? It is the rice noodles & is super easy to make. All you do is put the block of noodles in hot water for 10-15 min (depending on packaging instructions) and then add seasoning. I love garlic, ginger, soy & scallions.

  2. Sounds delicious. Your description of the sauce reminds me of the Momofuku ginger scallion sauce that's been on my list to try all summer - the recipe is posted on the amazon page for the Momofuku book.