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Poor Man’s Fried Rice

August 13, 2009

This is a great budget friendly meal that is both healthy and delicious. I had leftover brown rice from this weekend and decided to make this quick stir fry as a side dish to my chicken. It’s called poor man’s fried rice because it is probably the cheapest meal you can make, using leftovers to create a simple dish. The only ingredients are cooked rice, 1 egg, 4 slices of deli turkey meat, and scallions. You can use up any leftover vegetables to boost the fiber in this dish or sub the turkey meat for ham or chicken or omit the meat for a great vegetarian meal. I flavored the rice with a mixture of soy sauce,beef broth, salt, pepper, and chili garlic or red pepper flakes. Sesame oil would be great in this, but I didn’t have any so I used hoisin instead. Since I had an extra zucchini on hand, I threw that in as well. This beats any restaurant’s fried rice and is so quick and easy to make at home.

Poor Man’s Fried Rice

Serves 2

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 egg

4 slices turkey or ham deli meat

1 zucchini

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

salt and pepper

1/4 cup beef broth

2 scallions, chopped finely


1. In a medium sauce pan,saute the zucchini under tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add in the cooked brown rice, deli meat and 1 egg and stir-fry until rice is heated through and egg is cooked. Add in beef broth to de-glaze the pan and cook until liquid is evaporated

3. Stir in hoisin, soy sauce, garlic chili paste, salt and pepper

4. Top the fried rice with sliced scallions


One Comment leave one →
  1. August 13, 2009 8:17 pm

    Mmmm fried rice! Fabbo!

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