Or that CC cream is going to be the new BB cream? Or that I just spent $32 at Sephora.com to receive a free CC cream sample because I didn’t want to spend $42 on the full sized cream itself. Please tell me how that makes any sense?
But since you’re not here for celebrity gossip or makeup tips, I might as well get onto the food, right? Carrots and peas were the ingredients for this challenge. I like carrots. Peas, not so much. They’re kinda mushy. I can eat them in most dishes, but you’ll never find me serving a side of peas for dinner. Ever.
I ended up with a lot of leftover things just hanging around in the fridge and freezer and two of those things just so happened to be peas and carrots. SCORE! And thus this recipe was born. Or adapted from the internets. Whichever you prefer.
- 2 cups quick-cooking brown rice
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
- 1/2 cup white onion, diced
- 1/2 cup frozen corn
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 cup frozen shelled edamame
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1. Cook rice according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Whisk together the eggs in a small bowl, then add to the skillet and scramble. Once cooked, transfer to a plate.
4. Add the bacon to the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel to let drain.
5. Add the carrots and onion to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Add the sesame oil if needed, then add in the remaining vegetables. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until all vegetables are soft and cooked.
6. Add the rice to the skillet and return the eggs and bacon to the skillet as well. Pour in the soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir well. Cook 1-2 minutes more or until rice begins to stick to the pan. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
This was pretty good for a random assortment of items tossed into a fried rice dish. I’d definitely make this again. Tom would prefer me to leave the edamame beans out next time. Pretty sure that can be arranged.