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Day 121: Curried Shrimp Fried Rice

It is a good day when I realize it’s 5:45, I have no idea what’s for dinner, and there’s a bowl of leftover rice and peas in the fridge.

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, my favorite 5 minute dinner is fried rice. You can make it out of anything. (So long as you have rice.)

Here’s what you do:

Heat up a skillet with a drizzle of canola oil (and sesame oil, if you have some).

Throw in the cold rice, some frozen peas if they aren’t already in with the rice, and a little blob of curry paste or powder. Break in an egg and scramble it up off to one side. Toss in some raw or cooked shrimp – I keep a bag in the freezer and run a handful under the tap to thaw. Pork, chicken or tofu also work well (I wish I had a bit of that tenderloin from last night), but the shrimp-curry combo is a good one.

Season with soy sauce or salt (soy sauce is salty) and pepper. Done.

W is not yet a curry fan, so he ate some chicken tortellini I had boiled at lunchtime, tossed with pesto. Hey, at least it’s green.

I had a few bites of each of their dinners to tide me over until 8, when I’m meeting my friend J for cider and wings.


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2 comments on “Day 121: Curried Shrimp Fried Rice

  1. robyn
    May 1, 2008 at 10:21 am

    wow! Your bowl looks amazing! And it appears the bidding is going through the roof!

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