For Christmas dinner, I had made 6 beautiful Cornish Game Hens, using the spices from My Indian Style Chicken Marinade (minus tomato sauce) and Vegetable Wild Rice. It was a feast and everyone enjoyed. As in any feast, there were plenty of leftovers. My mother took home some of it and I kept some for my husband and me to eat. It turns out that we had enough leftovers for more than 2 meals.
My conversation with my husband tonight:
I asked: “Honey, would you like Cornish Hen and Vegetable Wild Rice for dinner tonight?”
He said: “Nooooo…..”
I replied: “What about Chicken Fried Rice?”
He answered: “Yes!!!! That sounds great!”
So I proceeded to take out the Cornish Hen and the Vegetable Wild Rice from the fridge :)
I hate letting foods go to waste. Especially if the only reason why the food is still there, is because it is a leftover. I try to freeze what I can and make something different out of what is left. So needless to say, tonight we had Cornish Hen Fried Rice from our leftovers. This is a great way to get rid of leftover rice and meats. Every different style of leftover will give you a varying taste in fried rice. You can season it to your taste. Key to this recipe is a very hot pan. If you add too much into the frying pan, you will not get a crispy fried rice.
Leftover rice (My Leftover Vegetable Wild Rice)
*remove as much moisture from rice as possible*
Leftover meat, shredded (My Leftover Christmas Cornish Hen)
egg (You can use more if you prefer)
Soy sauce *Gluten Sensitivity-Soy sauce is made with wheat.*
fresh garlic, chopped (optional)
Sesame Oil (optional)
Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder To taste
- In a large frying pan or wok, heat cooking oil and saute chopped garlic on high.
- Add your rice and stir to remove excess moisture.
- Make a space in the center of the rice and pour an egg. Season it with some pepper and stir until you get a scrambled egg.
- Combine egg with rice and add meat (chicken)
- Add soy sauce (To your taste), sesame oil and sesame seeds
- Taste mixture and season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder (to your taste)
- Allow rice to become golden brown, flipping rice over in the pan frequently.