Posts Tagged ‘fried rice’

Indian Vegetarian Fried Rice

In recipe on June 11, 2010 at 6:30 am

I hate to break AFCB’s silence with another fried rice recipe but… here’s another fried rice recipe. Nothing wrong with that, right?

I sure hope not.

Indian vegetarian fried riceThis recipe comes from Shape magazine, which someone who used to live in my current apartment had a subscription to. These days I’m getting much more cooking inspiration from magazines than from the (whole shelf of ) cookbooks I have in my apartment. Maybe because I can rip the pages out? I guess I could do that with my cookbooks too (like when Martha tells me about the seven-layer wedding cake I could make, or the fresh oyster bar for 24–yeah right, Martha), but it still feel sacrilegious.

This recipe totally fits the easy, quick dinner-time meal I gravitate towards. Plus, it’s healthy (!).

Indian Curried Fried Rice, from Shape Magazine

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Shrimp fried rice

In recipe on May 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I moved recently(!). Moving is a week-long excuse not to cook. All of your pots and pans are in boxes, you don’t have time to go to the grocery store, and you’re just too plumb tired to do anything that requires more effort than opening a beer.

At first, it’s fun to eat junky fast food for a week. It’s like thirteen year olds at a sleepover having taken over your meals. Burgers, burritos, bagels – if it’s fast and fatty, you’ve eaten it.

Shrimp fried rice

And yet. After the fourth day of leftover pizza, my taste buds and stomach staged a rebellion. I wanted something that tasted like home! I needed to cook! And dear Lord, I had to have some vegetables!

Consider this a good transition meal – a homemade version of a fast food favorite.

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