Leftover rice is a curse. It is dry, grainy, and cold. Not exactly a conversation piece. Most people would just throw them out and forget about it. But dude, that is still food. Don’t waste it.
I’m gonna show you how to take all those leftovers lying around in your kitchen and turn it into an awesome dish by, why of course, turning it into
LEFTOVER FRIED RICE!
For 1 serving, you will need
200 grams of Leftover Rice. Preferably medium/long grain rice. Cooked a day before.
70 grams of Frozen Mixed Vegetables. Let it thaw in room temperature, or leave it in boiling water for 1 minute to thaw.
2 Shallots (Bawang Merah)
Any kind of leftover meat/protein
1 tsp Butter/Margarine
1 tsp Dried Chili Flakes
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Ready? Here We Go!
Step 1 – Mince both Garlic and Shallots finely. Chop your leftover protein into bite size pieces. I just happen to have leftover burger patty, so i'm chopping that into small pieces. Set aside for now
|Tip: Bash the garlic to make the skin come off easily|
|Mince with a rocking motion.|
|Shallots are cut the same way too|
|Shame i had to cut this up, but remember, no sacrifice, no glory.|
Step 2 – Crack an egg, add a bit of salt, give it a quick whisk. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and give it a bit of oil. Cook the egg quickly for about 1 minute. Set aside
|Gently swirl, until all the liquid turns solid|
|Slice the eggs with the spatula.|
Step 3 – Turn the heat on the stove to high; add some oil on the pan. Once smoking hot, add Shallots and Dried Chili Flakes, stir until fragrant.
|This is Canola Oil i'm using|
|Shallots and Chili Flakes!|
Step 4 – Add the Vegetables in (make sure they’re dried prior to cooking!) and the Garlic too! Stir for about 45 seconds, and then add the Rice.
|Garlic goes in|
|..so does the Rice!|
Step 5 – While you keep the movement in the pan going, here’s a neat trick; ADD A SPLASH OF WATER TO THE PAN! This will help make the rice fluffy again, almost like Phoenix Down reviving Cloud Strife while he’s up against Jenova!. After that, add the Butter (or Margarine), and season with Salt and Pepper to taste. Stir!
|Water was already in prior to this Margarine action.|
Step 6 – Add the Eggs and Protein in, stir gently. And guess what?
Step 7 – Serve!
The taste of this dish is awesome! It blows my mind what simple Garlic and Shallots can do to leftover Rice! Not to mention the steam action from the splash of water!
With prep work and cooking, it took me less than 10 minutes to cook this. Time saving? Yes. Money saving? DEFINITELY!
Serve this with a side of Shrimp Cracker and Chili Balado if you like!
Give this a go!