Friday, January 25, 2013

Extreme Makeover: Leftovers Edition ~ Pork Medallions into Pork Fried Rice

Earlier this week we had oven baked pork medallions and black beans and rice for dinner.  The pork medallions were simply seasoned with a little salt and pepper and baked in the oven till cooked through--a much healthier way to cook pork and it still came out juicy!  We had one pork medallion leftover (cut up into chunks it came out to 1 cup), so two days later I decided to make pork fried rice instead of re-heating the pork for dinner.  The best thing about fried rice is you can really put into it anything you have leftover and on-hand, just make sure you have soy sauce, ground ginger, and brown rice (leftover brown rice would be great too).

In the picture below, you'll notice the sushi rolls, which were leftover from going out to dinner the night before! Talk about a serious leftover meal! And, of course, our reusable bamboo chopsticks...part of the To-Go Ware bamboo utensil set.

Below is the very adaptable recipe for pork fried rice. Makes about 2 servings.

*use organic and local where possible

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (1 cup uncooked if you don't have leftovers)
  • 1 cup leftover pork medallions, cut into chunks
  • 1-1/2 cup leftover veggies (I had onions, celery, and mushrooms on hand)
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 tbs green onion, chopped (optional, but I had a little frozen)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbs + 1 tsp soy sauce
  1. Cook rice if you don't have any leftover.
  2. While rice is cooking, saute minced garlic and veggies on a skillet with olive oil. Once the veggies are cooked through, set them aside in a bowl.
  3. In the same skillet, coat the pan with a little olive oil.  Whisk your egg, add it to the heated pan, and scramble. Once cooked, add to the bowl of veggies.
  4. When the rice is ready, add veggies, egg, green onion, ginger, and soy sauce to the pot of rice. Stir to combine.  For extra moisture, add a little more olive oil to the rice!
Looking forward to the next makeover,
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