Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fried Rice and Sliced Pork and baby yellow tomatos

One of the most simplest leftovers to transform is rice. Next time you do chinese takeout, ask for extra steamed rice. You can easily turn it into fried rice with a little egg and some veggies. Here I served it with sliced pork and baby yellow tomatos.

Fried Rice
Leftover rice
pesto sauce (optional)
Chopped onion

This is a piece of cake, or should I say, real easy fried rice:
  • So simply saute some onions until brown
  • Add egg, stir until done
  • Add the leftover rice
  • Stir fry until soft
  • (Add a little pesto sauce if you like and blanched brocolli)
  • Add salt (or fish sauce)
  • Done!
Sliced pork with baby yellow tomatos
(The tip here is to filet the pork chop into two slices, so it's thinner and looks like more on the plate! :))

  • Marinade the pork with paprika, fish sauce, sugar, pepper and soy sauce for at least 2 hours
  • Sear it on medium heat until brown
  • (Tips: DON'T OVER DO IT, just nicely browned on each side, flip it constantly every minute and a half. You don't want it to be chewy.)
  • Take it out to rest
  • Add onions into the same sauce pan and saute until brown
  • Add in baby yellow tomatos and balsamic vinegar, sugar, fish sauce (Fish sauce is a great staple ingredient to have, a great substiute for salt, and you can get a huge bottle for a $1! in an asian market)
  • Reduce until thickens
  • Serve over the sliced pork and enjoy!

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