Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Got five minutes during "24"?

Or any other show you're vegging out to after the kids are in bed?

Cook up 4 cups of water with 2 cups white rice. Let air cool and refrigerate.

Next morning, you can warm it up with a little butter, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins and have a great kid breakfast they'll die over.

Better yet, do the following for a FIVE MINUTE dinner that actually tastes good... I ALWAYS do this dinner if I've had a stir fry or anything that was "on rice" the night before - just double up the batch and your dinner is done for the next night. Plus it's about $1.50 a serving.

Homemade Shrimp Fried Rice, fast and cheap

Leftover rice cooked the night before
1/2 package frozen peas
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 lb. medium or large raw frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled & deveined
chopped scallions
garlic salt
soy sauce

Heat vegetable oil in pan over medium-high heat. Once oil is heated, place beaten eggs in pan and stir vigourously. Once almost set, add the shrimp and frozen peas and cook mixture until peas are soft and shrimp is pinked. Add leftover rice and mix together. Add scallions, garlic salt to taste, and soy sauce until rice takes on a light brown color. Stir occasionally - this is key. You want the heat high enough and the rice to sit in one place long enough to get a little crusty, but not too long that it burns. Scrape bottom of pan often to circulate. Serve immediately.

Enjoy the cheapness!!!

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