This Saturday was a disaster for LOTRO, nr2 son was feverish in the night so got less sleep than normal, slept through all my alarms and got up at 6am!
then nr1 son got up extra early as well and eventually kicked me outta LOTRO to play his games free preschool games from Nickelodeon…
… so after washing dishes in the sink I decided that I was hungry and would knock up an extra special breakfast…
Its a quick n easy variant on my chicken curry recipe…
Leftover half a cooked chicken breast – cubed
Bowl of cooked white rice
1 egg – beaten
2 cloves of garlic
4 large slices of ginger sliced chopped
1 side of a large red pepper – small cubes
2 heads of celery stalks (leafy bits) – chopped finely
Handful of fresh broad leaf parsley – chopped finely
Handful of fresh coriander – chopped finely
Splash of fresh squeezed lemon juice (from our own lemon tree!)
Chilli powder, black pepper and salt
Curry powder big spoonful (curry powder is not spicy here in Argentina (SAD!)
HOT frying pan (our cheep wok died a long time ago…), dash of veggie oil and fry the onion, chilli, garlic, ginger, red pepper, and spices (curry powder, chilli powder, pepper, cloves, cardamom, – VERY AROMATIC…VENTILATE
Another dash of oil and add rice and chicken, STIR-FRY
Question I have been asked: ‘How do you stir-fry?’
Answer: ‘You STIR the food while FRYING.’
After a minute add all the remaining ingredients except the egg: celery, parsley, coriander, lemon juice, anything else I missed(?)…
Now the clever bit with the egg…stole this from my Mum. Do you like those nice yellow bits of egg in ‘egg fried rice’?
Well if you create a well in your frying rice and throw the beaten egg into this well, directly onto the hot pan (should be hot clean pan at the bottom if stir-frying correctly) let it start to ‘omelet-ify’ and then continue to stir-fry it into the rice, in this case rice n curry!
When the egg is done the food should be ready, unsure take a mouthful…10 mins of preparation, cooking and cleaning…DONE.
Garnish with coriander leaves (didn’t have any left so was unable to do this…) sprinkled with soy sauce (see above so missing as well) and splodge of ketchup…love ketchup with fried rice!
Serve on plate, with a fork!
Get a pod or clove in your mouth crunch it for an explosion of flavour…
Normal Saturday LOTRO breakfast is a cold slice of leftover pizza…I left the pizza for lunch 🙂