Fried Rice & (Tip: Rehydrating Dried Vegetables for Recipes!)
This is about how to rehydrate dried vegetables for fried rice or any recipe! As I have mentioned before in a previous post, fried rice is a good way to clean out your fridge (link). :) You can put anything in it!
I made Chicken Fried Rice, but don't have eggs (sad, they taste good in fried rice).
What I used:
- Valley Fresh Chicken (shelf-stable)
- Annie Chun Microwaveable Rice (already cooked)
- Dried peas and carrots
- Soy sauce
- Garlic spread (you could use garlic powder or not use it at all)
Actually pretty much everything I used is ready-to-eat -- you might not think to use it as an ingredient for other meals, but you can!
Rehydrating the vegetables:
First, I took some peas and carrots and put them in some water. I would do this first -- whatever recipe you are doing, so the vegetables have more time to rehydrate.
The rest of the cooking:
In a pan, I put a little oil and put it on medium/medium-high. Then I added the chicken (which is actually already cooked) and some soy sauce (~1 or 1 1/2 teaspoons or so). I also added some garlic spread (~1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon).
Then I added the rice; this is only 1/2 of a container. I mixed it all together in the pan.
Finally, I added the peas and carrots. I took a strainer and fished them all out of the water and put them in the pan.
That's it! You wouldn't have known that I used dried vegetables or shelf-stable food to make this yummy fried rice. :) Give it a try! We are good at this!