I’m writing this blog in an unusual location. I’m at my boss’s cabin, which is more like a compound than a wooden little cabin in the woods. And since I’m known for being a picky sleeper, I got my own little one person room/building away from others. So here I am, sitting in my little room on the bed, writing about food. 😀 Let’s keep it short so I can get some much needed sleep.
How to create the perfect fried rice? The suitable rice, of course. To make the perfect fried rice, you need white rice, preferably jasmin rice. And it needs to be a wee bit dried up, not under-cooked, but definitely not over-cooked. Never fry rice with just cooked rice, it’s better when it had spent over night in the fridge. And don’t be stingy with oil, or else your fried rice would be too dry. Here I have well chopped onions, bacon bits, some left-over chicken thighs chopped small, eggs and chives for garnishing. Another tip to make perfect fried rice is have a hot enough pan, and let your meat and onion and such cook until golden, after which you add the rice. Add the egg last, after your rice is stirred well and no rice clumps, make a little hole in the middle and add the eggs. Stir the egg in the middle like you’re making scrambled eggs, and when it’s almost cooked, you can then mix it with the rice. If you just drop the raw egg with the rice, your fried rice would get soggy and it would take you ages to make it dry again. If you want the shiny result, add a few drops of toasted sesame oil in the mix when you’ve turned off the heat. And enjoy!
Oven baked avocados are going to be the breakfast I would keep coming back, just because it’s so easy. Just half the avocado, scoop up some meat in order to make a nice big hole. Crack an egg in the middle, sprinkle with cheese, chives, salt and pepper or anything you like and into the 200 celcius oven to bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Fast, easy and freaking delicious.
When it comes to breakfast, nothing quite beats the Sunday breakfast. It just needs to be epic since it’s the day that I happen to have a lot of time to spend on cooking. So last Sunday I made this epic Sunday breakfast. I fried up some cherry tomatoes, green pepper with red onion, mushrooms in butter, two slices of Italian bacon and to top it all off, I had a little raw avocado that I needed to get rid of so I spooned out the meat and fried it in the butter with some scrambled egg. It taste almost like the baked avocado but an avocado a little on the raw side needs some extra care on a hot pan. I grated some parmesan cheese on top, and voila! Epic Sunday breakfast is served.
Also on Sunday, I meal-prepped lunches for work. Here I have mini kimchi omelettes that have barbecue pork as a ‘filling’ too. As sidedishes, I fried up some more green paprika and red onion, it is btw my favorite combo when it comes to stir fry. And for more greens I fried green beans and some celery. Lots of greens. 😀 I’m a big fan of frying my veggies separately, cos that way they get more attention and they would turn out more delicious.
I’ll try harder still this week to get back on track with the blog. That’s why I’m writing this at 30 minutes to midnight. :E Have a great week and goodnight. 🙂