Yesterday we set out bright and early for a 10:30 am brunch date. That included booze.
Let me tell you what we were not cheering – the service. HORRIBLE. It was a party of 11 and I’m pretty sure that most of us left without tipping. I have this mentality towards tipping: If you leave a small tip because you got bad service, the waitress will think you are cheap. If you leave NO tip, she will get the point.
On to the happier part of day. Dinner! I let (forced) Brad grab some cook books at the beginning of the week so he cook pick out some meals while I was doing our meal planning and grocery list. He picked vegetable fried rice. Have you ever made it before? It involves a lot of hot sizzling oil and well a lot of frying. I most definitely could not bring myself to do that. Here is version of vegetable fried rice, and it involves lots of vegetables.
Healthified Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- head of broccoli
- two large carrots, diced
- 1/3 cup green onions
- 1 cup green beans
- 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup corn
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
Cook rice as normal and set aside to cool.
Put two eggs in a microwave safe bowl and scramble. Microwave for 30 minutes increments, then take out and scramble. Repeat until cooked through.
In a pan add one tablespoon of oil and saute broccoli, carrots, onions, and green beans for five minutes. Add water and cook until vegetables are tender.
Add corn, peanuts, eggs, rice, soy sauce and heat until warmed through.
Makes 4 meal size servings.
After dinner we decided on a bike ride. Look how happy I am.
Have you ever made “anything” fried rice?