Friday, December 12, 2008
Quick Stir Fry-ed Rice
I love it when last minute, thrown together recipes work out. In the case of 'Quick Stir fry/Fried Rice' it really worked out! To recreate this recipe, you'll need:
4 slices bacon (I used Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon sooooo good!)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup red pepper, minced
1/4 cup white onion, minced
2 cups sweet potato, cubed
Rice ( I used long grain brown rice)
One egg, scrambled
The above ingredients really only makes a portion for one, so if it's going to be shared, double it! Next time I make it I will definitely double it!
Start your rice as this takes a long time to cook. If you have day old rice, even better; skip this step!
You'll also want to start your sweet potatoes in a frying pan with a few tbsp. of oil. The potatoes will need to saute until soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. Once cooked, set aside. Add about 1-2 tbsp oil to a frying pan and saute your pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute until onion and pepper are soft and tender and just before you burn your garlic! Add back in your sweet potato and cook until flavors meld, around 2 minutes. Set aside. Cook your bacon until crisp and drain. Once cool, crumble.
Once your rice is ready, grab a large frying pan and add in your rice, veggie mix, bacon. Heat through. Then add one scrambled egg and cook for around 5 minutes, or until your egg is done. Season well with salt and pepper.
So good! I was going to make a balsamic glaze sauce, because sweet potato and glaze go so well together, but I ended up adding a bit of white sauce...yeah you guessed it, ranch!! :)
The bacon makes it just like a pork fried rice, but without having to cook and shred pork! I literally just started this recipe by making rice because I had some in my pantry, and then cooking the sweet potato because I had a half of one that was getting ready to go bad. I will definitely make this again! Parrish insisted!