I decided this week that I was going to attempt cooking fried rice, which I’ve never cooked before, mostly motivated by my desire for Chinese food and my desire not to eat a gajillion points in order to have Chinese food. And it’s Chinese New Year starting today, and well, yeah. Anyway. So I’d cooked boneless pork chops a couple of days ago, and the idea was that I would transform them into pork fried rice yesterday. But then I looked at a bunch of recipes, and the one caution in all of them is that you must use COLD rice, OR THE WORLD WILL COME TO A STICKY STICKY END, and so I cooked the rice yesterday but couldn’t make the dish. And then I’m not sure when I’ll get home tonight, and tomorrow night I’m going out to dinner, and so that meant that I needed to chef up the fried rice this morning.
My question is this: Why doesn’t everybody make their own fried rice? Because 1) it’s easy, 2) it’s delicious, and 3) it’s the perfect way to transform leftovers. And did I mention that it’s delicious? And when you make it yourself you can make it spicier and more delicious? And it’s not gross, as fried rice can sometimes be?
Yes, I ate fried rice for breakfast. What? It’s Chinese New Year, dammit, and I can do what I want to! And it was delicious and only 6 points per cup! (Of course, I had two cups, so there’s that, but I have a long teaching day ahead of me! And then knitting! I won’t have another meal for like 12 hours!)
Ok, I must go and get on with my day. As it is I think I’m going to be running late and unprepared for all the things I need to do today. Sigh.
Oh. But one last thing. You know what’s nice? To look at your phone as you’re drinking your first sip of coffee and to find a text message declaring your awesomeness. Compliments + Fried Rice = Excellent Start to the Day.