While I put this post in the category of a recipe it is more of a technique tutorial.
I love leftovers because I can do so much with them. Weather I am just reheating them for lunch is or repurposing leftovers for a meal leftovers rock. One of the vehicles that allow me to repurpose leftovers is rice. Fried rice.
There is a myriad of recipes for fried rice some traditional and others more creative. This is the second time I’m writing an article for this blog on the subject so I’ll build on the first.
In my Easy Fried Rice postng last time I laid out how to make basically a vegetarian fried rice (except for that whole egg thing) so now I’ll discuss adding a protein from leftovers you might have in the refrigerator.
Leftover Proteins to Add
Any protein you have on hand will do. The key is to cut it up into small dice. Here are some I’ve used before as a for instance:
- Rotisserie Chicken
- Roast Pork
- Roast Duck
- Prime Rib
- Ribeye Steak
- Sausage (Italian, Chorizo, Kielbasi, use your imagination)
and that is by no means an exhaustive list.
Add the protein just before adding the rice and mix in thoroughly. If it is a fatty meat use less oil and render some of the fat out.
The easy fried rice recipe is meant to be a building block though it is good the way it is.