Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

Is it Tuesday already?!?! My poor kitchen has been sorely neglected, but I did manage to dig out my husband's second fave thing I make. Vegetable Fried Rice. (sometimes I throw chicken in, but it's really quite hearty with just the veggies) Plus I promised I would make it for him as our first meal in our new home. One of the perks of living in my parents abandoned condo means inheriting their FABULOUS gourmet kitchen. It's a cooks dream. Heck it's anyones dream. It's about the size of our entire old condo....seriously. There's a giant island in the middle. A side area with glass doored cabinets to showcase all my (ok my moms) fancy stemware and of course a wine fridge. I'm in heaven and we haven't even gotten to the appliances. A six burner, gas, Viking range and the fanciest oven I've ever seen complete with warming drawer. Are you drooling yet?? I am. Even their microwave is deluxe. It's touch screen. There's a dancing chef who plays a little song when your food is done. And this morning when I was eating pizza for breakfast, don't judge, I hit this reheat button. It automatically cooks your food until it senses it's done. Holy shit?! I feel like I'm on MTV cribs. Why did my parent move out again? Oh well, their loss is our HUGE gain! Enjoy my little taste of the orient!Vegetable Fried Rice
Serves 2
Calories: 366 Fat: 14g

1 c instant brown rice
1 c vegetable broth
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 t canola oil
6 oz asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced into 1-inch pieces
4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T minced fresh ginger
4 t reduced sodium soy sauce
2 T rice vinegar
1 t toasted sesame oil
Hot pepper sauce to taste

1. Combine rice and broth in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, 12-14 minutes. Spread the rice out on a large place and let stand for 5 minutes.

2. While the rice is cooling, coat a large nonstick wok or skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Pour in eggs and cook, stirring gently, until just set, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.

3. Heat canola oil in the pan over medium-high heat; add asparagus and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add bell pepper, scallions, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring until the veggies are just tender, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked rice, soy sauce and vinegar to the pan; cook until the liquid is absorbed, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Fold in the cooked eggs. Remove from the heat; stir in sesame oil and hot sauce.



Prouts said...

Oh my goodness...I am loving how beautiful your kitchen is!

ae said...

I am seriously jealous of that kitchen!

ALin said...

That kitchen is perfection. Jealous doesn't even describe it.
Glad to hear your move went well and you're obviously getting settled in if your cooking dinner!

Ashley said...

oh my GOSH! i am drooling over that kitchen!!!

Jax said...

That kitchen is AWESOME!! And I totally need to make this!! Agh! I love all the recipes I'm stealing off blogger! haha! This sounds yummy and I could eat my weight in fried rice. EASILY.

Summer Wind said...

The kitchen is amazing1

Domestic Goddess said...

so i'm coming over for dinner tomorrow night??!! haha

we need to catch a happy hour now that you're in kc!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

The kitchen looks great!

skinnybitching said...

a. i AM drooling over that kitchen... you lucky girl!

b. i'm also drooling over that recipe, i think i'll definitly have to give it a go!

glad to hear that you're settling in!

Ashley Pizarro said...

What a beautiful kitchen!!! Hope your meal was fabulous! :)

Annie said...

fried rice....okay, i'm starving!! about to make dinner....totally envious of that kitchen! wish i was about to make my dinner in it!
i'll just sit here and droll over your recipe and that amazing kitchen! you lucky girl! glad you get to enjoy it!! :)

skinnybitching said...

ps. STILL jealous of your kitchen. and... i left a little something for you on my blog!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

And that rice seems yummy!!

sarah said...

Um, can I have that kitchen please? Thanksomuch!

Lindsey said...

That kitchen is pure fabulous!!!!! Love it!
And that recipe looks yummy, I need to make this!!

Dave and Jenn said...

Love the kitchen!! Also, thanks for the fried rice recipe. My husband orders this anytime we get Thai or Chinese food, and I would love to be able to make it for him at home!

Taryn said...

Hi! I found your blog through "ihatemichigan". Love the layout!!

Your kitchen is absolutely to die for...you lucky, lucky girl! And thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it out this weekend. :)