Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Simple Pleasures – Shrimp Fried Rice

Stir-fried shrimp for New Year’s Eve resulted in leftovers. As the first hunger pangs of 2008 emerged, we decided to make use of what was on hand. The stir-fried shrimp from the previous night turned into a lovely, flavorful shrimp fried rice.

Started with scrambling some eggs, and then thawing some frozen peas, carrots and green beans. The shrimp were large, so we cut them into piece, and then chopped up some green onions and ginger. The last ingredient was plain white rice. Ideally, it would also be a day or two old, but we had to make some from scratch. If you have to do so, make sure the rice is well cooked and a little dry or the fried rice can get a little mushy. Final touches included a little soy sauce and a little sesame oil.

So here is wishing all of you a lovely 2008. Here’s hoping it is filled with simple (and not so simple) pleasures.