Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Stir Fry Recipe and an update on our attempt to stay at home

Okay, I have had several people ask about my fried rice and stir fry recipe, which I posted in my comment section, but I have decided to actually post the recipe in case someone didn't find it in the comments.

I always cook the rice the night before. For me, this seems to be key. So whenever I am cooking dinner, I just add a pot of rice to the preparation, and then I transport it into a sealed container and stick it in the fridge.

The following night, I put a little extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) into the skillet and I dump the rice in. Then I push the rice aside and add one beaten egg that I just cook along with the rice. I also add a pack of fried rice seasoning that I buy in the asian section of the grocery store. I buy the cheapest brand. I also sometimes add a little bit of soy sauce. In the meantime, in another skillet I add more EVOO and add frozen broccoli, onions, and peppers. I used to use a frozen asian mix of vegetables, but I am allergic to the peas, so no more. I add a packet of stir fry seasoning and soy sauce to the vegetables, and I cook until they are as tender as we want them. I cook the rice until it is slightly crispy. Then I serve the vegetables on top of the rice. It is very good and very easy. We use whole grain rice, and it tastes as good as white to me.

For other kitchen tips, go here or here.

As for other Tuesday thoughts--It was in the 60s this morning. The 60s. Things like the weather turning cooler during the week that Ada and I are stuck at home reminds me that God is personal and he cares about my daily stuff. Ada and I desperately need to be able to get outside this week, and I hate taking her out in the heat. The highs this week are in the upper 70s. Upper 70s!!!! Thank you, Lord for the little details. The little ways that you meet my needs. We already went on a walk/jog this morning, and, who knows, we might go for a second one this afternoon.

We made it through one day at home, and it wasn't terrible. Today's task is to get the master bed and bath clean, so there is a whole list of things to occupy my time. Things are looking up. We can do this--no problem.

p.s. We had the taco bake last night, and it was a huge hit. You should try it. Super easy, fairly cheap, and so good.

10 comments:

anonymous said...

this is the third time i have tried to leave this comment! i hope it posts this time.

can you please explain your process of deciding to be a SAHM? i have recently found out that i am pregnant and am torn about what to do with work. i am trying to decided what is my calling and what i need to do. like you, i love my job and interaction with people, but think i am supposed to be at home. i love what you have to say on your blog and think i have a very similar thought system/persepetive as you. i would so love to hear your process of deciding to be a SAHM and what adjustments you went through. thanks!!!!!!

LB said...

anonymous--

I would love to answer your question!! Thanks for asking, and most of all, congratulations on the pregnancy. I will plan to post on that in the next few days. It may have to be a series of posts, though:) as there were several stages and adjustments along the way.

Again, congratulations. No matter the large range of emotions that you may feel about this pregnancy, I promise that it will change your life for the better!

Lynette said...

Rice is a staple in my house and we love fried rice. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum. I have never made stir fry rice. Now I may have the guts to try it. Thanks for the recipe. Glad you joined us, today. This recipe is VERY tempting.

Emily said...

Laura Beth, I want you to know how much I love reading your blog. It encourages me to be wise financially and inspires me with your creativity! I am just now getting caught up on some of your posts, including Dave. Because of how isolated Malibu is, the closest Target is 25 min. away and Babies R Us and Costco are 20 min. away, for example! With gas prices, I try to consolidate my errands like that to one day every other week or so. We have a grocery store less than a mile away, so that helps. With not running to my beloved Target at the drop of the hat, it totally saves on gas money AND those impulse purchases that are such good deals, but do add up!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

I will try following your rice recipe to a "T." Even when I use cold rice the egg part makes it mushy and clumpy. Probably need to heat the wok hotter and use more oil...

Cheryl said...

I love fried rice. Will have to try.

Sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for shraing.

Cheryl

Katie B said...

LB- I am SO impressed!! With everything. I don't see how you do it! I hope i can be as good as you one day :)

LB said...

Katie B, thanks for your sweet words. I don't feel impressive-AT ALL. I wish I was joining you in Auburn this weekend! I wish we were moving to Auburn this weekend:)

mub said...

I love fried rice! I think cold rice is really the key too, otherwise it ends up slimy and mushy. I never use a seasoning pack though- just flavored wok oil and soy sauce!