Lenten Challenge 2013 Day 20: Does that mean we are half-way through?

Vegetable Fried Rice (prep time:  20 minutes)

4 servings worth of instant brown rice (we made ours with vegetable stock instead of plain water)
2 T oil of choice (sesame if you can tolerate it would be the tastiest, but we have to use corn and olive)
1 15oz bag of frozen stir-fry vegetable mix
Optional:  1 small can of water chestnuts
1 T minced garlic
1 T grated fresh ginger (use 1 t dried if you need to)
1/2 c vegetable stock (see link above)
1/2 c crushed pineapple with juices
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 t spicy mustard (Chinese would be authentic, but Dijon is effective)

Cook brown rice according to package directions (ours was ready within 10 minutes).  In a large, heavy skillet, sautee vegetables and water chestnuts in oil on high until bright green, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, ginger, vegetable stock and pineapple.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cover.  Let simmer for 5 minutes.  Return heat to high and pour eggs over all, stirring constantly until eggs are cooked.  Stir in rice and spicy mustard.  Serve immediately.  

I win the Worst Food Blogger Ever award: once again, we ate it before we got pictures.

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About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

One Response to Lenten Challenge 2013 Day 20: Does that mean we are half-way through?

  1. Pingback: Lenten Challenge 2013 Day 22: “Mommy’s Fennel Delight” | Mrs. Mackerelsnapper, OP

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