HELLO. How is everyone’s week going so far? Mine has been a bit stressful (I’m starting to sense a theme lately…), but I’m surviving. And whenever I have days when I feel like everything is going wrong, I try to remember that it could always be worse. Because, as much as I hated hearing that saying growing up, it almost always could be worse.
I have sooooo much to be thankful for…
A good family, friends, my health, Bryan, the pups, a roof over my head, food on my plate…
When I think about these gifts I realize that a broken AC, a broken phone and a bad day at work are just parts of life. Fixable parts.
So, if you’re having a bad day, or a bad week, try to remember the silver lining.
Speaking of food on my plate. I want to talk today about rice.
Bryan loves fried rice. And let’s be honest, I love fried rice too. Who doesn’t? Unfortunately, when I order it at restaurants, it doesn’t always agree with me.
So, just like the granola bars I made over the weekend…I decided I needed to start making it at home. As it turns out, it’s one of the simplest recipes I’ve made.
Don’t let the picture deceive you. I promise it’s good.
Vegetable Fried Rice
Yield: 2-3 large servings
Adapted from All Recipes
- 3 cups vegetable broth (or water)
- 1 medium orange pepper (red or green works too), sliced
- 1 1/2 cups quick – cooking brown (or white) rice
- 2 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 T garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 3-4 T soy sauce
- 1 can (15 oz) petite peas
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, eggs, pepper, garlic, and pepper flakes, to taste. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Increase heat to medium-high and stir in cooked rice, green onions and soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add peas and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add sesame oil and mix well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (to taste) and enjoy!
I added a little shredded chicken to Bryan’s and later added some grilled tofu to mine – extra protein. 🙂
In other news…
I took the pups out last week on my new paddle board – did I mention Bryan got me a paddle board? I’m beyond excited. I’ve been wanting one for awhile now. I can’t wait until it cools down here so I can use it more and more!
The pups loved it too – especially Lily. She acted like she had been on one before…
She’s my new little captain. Cutest captain ever if you ask me. 🙂
Have a great night everyone.
Guess what? Tomorrow is FRIDAY!