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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Snow Pea Fried Rice



I happened to be released early on set the day I decided to cook this and even though I was super exhausted, I still wanted to cook something for other members of the household. In the fridge was some left over white rice. This is a great way to use up any left over rice you may have from those Chinese takeouts. Then I happened to glace at the snow peas that I nearly forgot about. Oops. I grab a couple of eggs while I was still at the fridge.

I blanched the peas in some boiling water and cooled them in some cold water to stop the cooking process. Pop out the little peas from inside and kept a few of the shells. Then I did a quick saute of them before adding the rice. Mixed in the egg and did the constant stir and scrap move until the egg was fully cooked. Served with a sprinkle of paprika on top. That part is optional.

Serves 2




Snow Pea Fried Rice
1 c snow peas - blanched, steamed or from frozen
3 c cooked white rice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 eggs - beaten
salt

Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the peas and saute until cooked and tender. Roughly 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Then add the rice. Break the rice apart while stirring until soft.

Constantly stirring and scrapping the side to keep the rice from sticking. Once the rice is soft once again. Stir in the egg. Be sure to season with a little salt before adding.

Again constantly stirring until the egg has fully cooked.

Serve warm.


26 comments:

Ruth said...

Looks delicious!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Beautiful dish! I love snow peas!

girlichef said...

You are the master of simple & delicious!! Yum :D

Nithya said...

Simply tempting :)

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy you know how i love fried rice lol

Jenn said...

Ruth, Andrea, Girlichef: Thanks.

CC: Who doesn't love fried rice?

Jenn said...

Nithy: Thanks.

Laura said...

Oh man I have tons of peas in the freezer! Guess I need to try this.

lisaiscooking said...

I so love fried rice! Sounds fantastic with snow peas.

Phyllis said...

Oh yum! Growing up, my mom used to make fried rice all the time from our leftovers. And I've never actually removed the little peas from the snowpea pod - so cute :)

Donna-FFW said...

That looks just lovely. Fried rice and snow peas are both some of my faves.. and you combined them, Fantastic!

Trish said...

delicate, simple and good for you! Beautiful!

Jenn said...

Laura: You should.

Lisa, Donna, Trish: Thanks.

Phyllis: Yeah...It was kind of a last minutes decision to remove them from the pods. hehe...

Lori Lynn said...

Something about fried rice - it is so comforting. And tasty. Great use of what's on hand. I could go for this right now.
LL

Sippity Sup said...

fried rice is a great choice with peas... GREG

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Snow peas are one of my favorites. Sadly they are no longer in season here. I might have to pick up a pack of frozen ones now because you have me craving some!

doggybloggy said...

"I happened to be released early on set the day I decided to cook this and even though I was super exhausted, I still wanted to cook something for other members of the household." and that is why you rock! Peas turn this baby around.

teresa said...

this looks so yummy! so comforting!

Jenn said...

LL: :-D

Greg: Yes, it is.

Jen: frozen is good, too. But of course it can't beat fresh.

doggy: Awe shucks...thanks.

Teresa: Thanks.

burpandslurp said...

You blog, you do a bazillion different jobs, and you still cook for your household. I'm impressed!!

Jenn said...

burpandslurp: I try.

Mary said...

This looks wonderful. I usually have a version of fried rice for breakfast and sometimes use snow peas. Thanks for sharing your version with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Snow peas are one of my favorites - I love them raw. This looks yummy!!

Jenn said...

Mary: thanks.

Reeni: Them peas are goood!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love snow peas. Growing up we would grow them in our garden and we came up with a lot of great ideas to use them. I like this one. It looks healthy and delicious:)

Jenn said...

Nutmeg: That really cool.

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