Today's lesson is all about re-using and recycling. If you are an ardent follower of my blog (all three of you!), you will recall steak from Monday and asparagus from yesterday. Below is one of the easiest ways to spruce up old leftovers and make it into something gourmet and wonderful.
I'm not going to give you measurements, but rather stick to broad and basic principles, and general ideas which will hopefully inspire you to create your own goodness as well.
1. Fried rice is tasty.
2. Fried rice can be made with just about anything.
3. Seek simplicity. One meat and one veggie usually does the trick.
Now let's get into what happened to create that.
First of all, I put about a cup of uncooked rice on the stove to cook. If you don't know how to cook rice, there should be instructions on the bag you bought it in.
Secondly, I sliced the leftover steak in long pieces, then crosswise to get small chunks. Then I took 5 asparagus stems, cut about an inch off the bottom (threw that part away), sliced them down the center, then into about 3/4 inch-long pieces. Saute the steak and asparagus in about a tablespoon of oil with a shy tablespoon of crushed/minced garlic in a large frying pan. I added about a 1/4 cup of the Dipping Sauce from my spring roll recipe after a while (but you don't have to; salt, pepper, and sesame oil work great too), and keep it covered till the asparagus is tender and the steak is warmed through. Once the rice is done, add to the frying pan and mix together with the beef and veggie. Fry on high for a couple minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Serve with a dash of soy sauce.
And drink more water! It's good for you. I am realizing that I really don't drink as much as I should, and you probably don't either. Our body is made up of 60%-75% water and it is in charge of all sorts of good things in our bodies, like transporting oxygen to our organs, removing waste, and protects our joints and organs. Without water our bodies (while still having the technical ability to function) cannot do it's job of maintaining health. We need the means of transport and the life of moisture that water brings in order for all our organs and joints and muscles to do their job well.
Go forth and be hydrated!