Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Brunch

Pork Fried Rice and Orange

Decided to make pork fried rice for Sunday brunch.  I diced part of a pork chop I had cooked last week and sauted the diced pork and some diced onion in a little bacon fat, saved from when I fried some bacon last night for dinner.  (I save the bacon fat in a little jar that I keep in the fridge; I find that a little bacon fat adds a lot of flavor to various dishes.)  Added some leftover rice, a handful of frozen green peas, some roasted, salted peanuts, and a little chili powder.  I didn't add any eggs, but one can add a beaten up egg at this point.  I didn't add any soy sauce, either, because I need to watch my salt intake (there was sufficient salt in the bacon fat and peanuts), but one can add soy sauce, too.

To round out the meal, I cut up one of the oranges I had picked from my tree.  

There was enough fried rice left over to pack for my lunch for tomorrow.

Fried rice is one of the best dishes for using up leftover rice.  And it can be made with any leftover cooked meat and vegetables, or vegetables only, if that is preferred.  It is also a very frugal meal, because it is mostly made with leftovers and a bit of this and a handful of that!

Do you make fried rice?



  1. I love fried rice dishes.. and such a great way , to use up left overs.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  2. [Cyd} asked DH his fav rice dish and he's still calling them out. He started with rice pudding [dessert], jumped to Congee, rattled off all the ethnic choices like Spanish, Pilaf, Jumbalya, Creole and salad. I'll add rice/coconut pancakes, stuffed sweet peppers, Dirty rice, soup and endless casseroles.

    1. So many great rice dishes! When daughter was little, she loved to eat rice mixed with a little butter, salt and pepper.


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