Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fried Rice

I'm just finishing a nice weekend. I spent a lot of time with my girlfriend and attended a party with people she biked across the county (and Canada) with. Yesterday we celebrated a bunch of classmates' birthdays with them at the Crown and Anchor, and then I had the pleasure of attending one of my absolute best friend's apartment-warming parties, where I had the honor of providing a keg of (if I do say so myself, which I always do...) ridiculously good Brown Ale.

I knocked out 54 miles biking in the rain and cold with my girlfriend yesterday morning, we baked cupcakes together for the party, and also enjoyed a killer meal at Hopdoddy where I had an impressive Bison Burger and she enjoyed the best Veggie Burger I've ever had. This Veggie Burger was so good, because it wasn't trying to taste like meat. It knew what it was and was the best that it could be. I'd take that Veggie Burger over most normal Burgers, but Hopdoddy's Burgers are not normal, so what is a guy to do?! Eat meat? Yep.

This evening I got to talk to my ma for the first time in ages, iron my clothes for the week, enjoy Lagunitas' Gnarly Wine, and watch Flight. Flight was really good. All in all, I really can't complain. Like I said the other day, life is really good and I recognize it.

Fried Rice

1 c. White Rice

1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
1 Shallot Diced
Dash Ginger Powder
Dash Garlic Powder

1 Carrot cubed
1 bunch Green Onions Diced
Handful Frozen Peas
Handful Frozen Corn

1 Egg

3 Hot Dogs cubed
0.57 lb. Shrimp peeled and diced

Splash of Soy Sauce and/or Oyster Sauce

Cook the Rice in 2 cups of Water as you would any Rice. Since Fried Rice is better with old Rice, I put  the cooked Rice in the fridge for an hour or two to cool off and get hard.

Heat the Oil and fry the Shallot and Dried Spices.

Add the cooled Rice and fry for a second. Then Add the Carrot, the harder (closer to the root) parts of the Green Onion, the Frozen Peas and the Frozen Corn.

While this mixture is cooking, shove everything to the side of your wok. Crack the Egg and cook it on the side of the Rice. Don't mix until the Egg is cooked. Then add the Hot Dog. Cook for another minute and add the Shrimp. If you feel the need for Soy Sauce or Oyster Sauce, add it now. Once Shrimp is cooked, add the remaining Green Onion.

This is pretty darn tasty, so enjoy!

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