Friday, January 14, 2011
Everything But the Kitchen Sink Rice
It's rice again...I know in the US eating leftovers all mixed in with rice and two fried eggs on top is not very common. In Colombia it is so popular that even restaurants serve the so called 'calentado', in that case I sure hope they don't actually use everybody's leftovers - that would be quite unsanitary and well gross! The only required ingredient is rice then you cut everything else you have meat, chicken, potatoes, veggies, basically any leftovers cut into small equal pieces. I usually add soy sauce but you can add your favorite sauce maybe teriyaki, Thai chili, a spicy blend even steak sauce.
The downfall of this is that you will never be able to duplicate it since it is unlikely you will have the same exact leftovers in the future. It is kind of like a latin fried rice.
2 cups cooked rice (brown or white)
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 cup any leftover chicken, meat, chorizo or pork, diced
1 cup of any leftover vegetables, diced if needed
4 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
1. In a large frying pan over medium heat add the olive oil, onion and celery; sauté until onion is translucent
2. Add the remaining ingredients until heated through
Tip: I sometimes have this with 2 fried eggs on top
You can use frozen peas, corn or mixed vegetables