Thursday, 8 January 2009

Garlic Mushroom Fried Rice

Is it me or does there never seem to be anything in the cupboards at this time of year? It seems that after all the food of the holidays there's nothing left now, and even if there was people are so sick of eating after all the Christmas goodies that they wouldn't eat it anyway!

This was my dilemma the other day when I was trying to find something to have for dinner. My search through the pantry, fridge and freezer seemed fruitless at first, but then I noticed the almost empty, overlooked bag of rice tucked away behind another box of yet to be eaten mince pies. A second look in the fridge reminded me of a half pack of mushrooms and an idea began to form...



Garlic Mushroom Fried Rice

I cooked the rice, and then left it to cool for a while. I heated some oil in a wok, then added three cloves of garlic (crushed) and the mushrooms. I let the mushrooms soften for a couple of minutes, then added the rice and some dark Soy sauce and stir fried it all together. When it was done, I tipped it into a bowl and added some crushed chilli flakes to the top, coz I love everything I eat to be really spicy!

A really simple and quick meal (especially if you had some already cooked, leftover rice), but definitely very tasty!

7 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hey Emma, I'm adding you to my blogroll :o)

Happy Friday!

Jopan said...

hoy hoy. Wish i liked mushrooms cause that recipe looks nice. anyway. i reckon theres something in the air right now, lots of weird stuff seems to be happening and i'm wondering just why. i think maybe ghosts are finding it easier to come through right now. or they've found more reason to communicate...

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I love fried rice! And mushrooms! And especially garlic! :P

Jopan said...

potato seeds? are they the same as potato tubers? if not then i want to grow some potatoes from seed!!! Anyway, if you've got like any outdoor space you can grow a tuber or two in an old bin filled with compost. Or theres always my favourate. Grow a small type of pumpkin like baby bear of turks turban in a big pot with a couple of strong poles for them to grow up. They look amazing, and pumpkins are the best! i'm actually growing a dwalf french bean in my bedroom. but yes if you don't want a very green room the allotments best. :)don't forget about window boxes though. christ look how much i wrote.

emmyster said...

Hey emma, thanks for commenting on my blog!

Those chopsticks are lovely.

I like the ones I bought, but I defintiely want to hunt around for an elegant (and possibly much more expensive pair).

Hehe, do they even sell expensive chopsticks?

-E

jayman said...

I think that some of the best food you can make is just thrown together when looking for something to eat! I'll try this one at some point and let you know ho it goes.

Lori said...

I am so making this for dinner tonight. It sounds so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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