What is on the menu today? Oriental Pork Fried Rice
This is such a healthy, yet very flavorful recipe. I like to make this dish after I have made a nice pork roast. I use all the leftover juices and remaining meat. It is a way to extend a meal. Meal Extending is my middle name! I am the type of mom that takes life one day at a time. I figure out what we are going to eat about 20 minutes before meal time.
Okay, let me tell you what this phrase means for me. I make a BIG meal. It is a miracle– I made a BIG meal!!! Everyone is happy! I am proud of myself. I watch as the meat gets picked away to almost nothing. I take the rest of the meat and other leftovers (a tiny scoopful) and put them into a container in the refrigerator.
I take the container out and I think. I think about how I can make this measly amount of food make it another round. I think about Jesus. How he made 5 loaves and 2 fishes feed the thousands. Of course I can not repeat the miracles of Christ, but I just like to remind myself of Him in all that I do. I think it is really neat that Jesus was a miracle Meal Extender.
There it is–I extend the meal. I see some celery and other veggies in the refrigerator. Oh, and a bucket of rice in the pantry. It is another miracle for me! Rice is my friend! Hey, a pot of rice flavored with a little meat is very good.
This is the thing-we have only so much food in the freezer, or on the canning shelf, or in the buckets filled with dried goods. Meal extending is a must in our home.
Oriental Pork Fried Rice
4-6 c. vegetables chopped
1 onion chopped
3 eggs beaten
1/2 c. oil (coconut oil, olive oil, or butter)
1/2 c. Braggs Liquid Aminos
1-2 c. meat with broth (leftover from a roast-beef/pork)
6 c. prepared rice (jasmine, basmati, or brown)
5. Add your Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce. I like to use Braggs because I am getting a lot more nutrition:Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans, that contains the following Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in naturally occurring amounts:
16 Amino Acids
- Aspartic Acid
- Glutamic Acid
6. Prepare the rice
I use brown rice because it is all I have on hand at the moment. My first choice would be Jasmine or Basmati. Oooh those are really great.
How to make 6 cups of rice
6 c. water or broth
3 c. dry, uncooked rice
Add rice and water to a stock pot. Bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer on low for about 20-30 minutes or until tender.
Meal Extending Reminder…
- If there are any leftovers, you can make an Oriental Soup with it by adding broth and more water. Season to taste. Add more liquid aminos to the broth.
- Or, if you can purchase egg roll wraps, make some egg rolls with the leftovers. Use the Oriental Pork Fried Rice for the filling. Yummy.
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