MEAL PREP MONDAY! :)

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity

An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”

HELLO FRIENDS! Hope everyone’s weekend was superb and your monday was just excellent! 🙂

Today I decided to do a nice little ASIAN INVASION in my kitchen.  (For everyone who was particularly curious about my utilization of random capital letter words it’s because  I want to really emphasize that part and when I read it in my head it sounds like yelling…. so just a nice little FYI about my brain…)

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… that got off topic quick, I think it was record breaking time.

ANYWAYS! As previously stated I made a legitimately spectacular asian “fried” rice that is TO DIE FOR. Mostly because it makes the house smell like I live somewhere super exotic where they eat fragrant food like that all the time and ultimately just ends up with me being VERY jealous. I enjoy doing rices and quinoa’s and stuff like at the beginning of the week because they’re so easy and quick to just throw in a container for lunches. Although I probably don’t recommend throwing rice… unless at an occasion that promotes rice throwing (I think there are probably a lot… that seems like a pretty common activity)… or unless you plan on vacuuming for the next month or so.  Your call.

The best part is you can have anything with it! Leftover chicken? Turkey? Fish? ANYTHING GOES HERE. It’s BRILLIANT. (if i do say so myself…)

Everyone hold onto your hats because it’s about to get pretty darn delicious up in here.

Ginger Sesame “Fried” Rice

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Ingredients!

1 cup brown rice (cooked according to package)

3 Tablespoons sesame oil

1 knob of ginger (approx 1 tablespoon), minced

2 Cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

1 Red pepper, chopped

1.5 Cups Edamame beans, steamed & shelled

1/2 Cup frozen corn, steamed (I threw it in at the same time as the edamame and it worked out fine)

2 Eggs, beaten

1.5 Tablespoons gluten free soy sauce (I tend to limit this generally… use less or not at all if you want)

Couple tablespoons of fresh green onion

Directions!

Cook rice according to package

Heat 1 Tablespoon of sesame oil over medium heat, add ginger, garlic and sesame seeds and sautee until fragrant (1-2 minutes)

Add the rice, edamame beans, red pepper and corn

Make a well in the centre and add the egg, cook until just scrambled and then combine with the rice “concoction”

Finish er’ off with the soy sauce and top with green onion and the rest of the sesame oil!

BOOM! Prepare to have the most wonderful smelling house ever.

Hope everyone likes this recipe, I’m basically in love with it… but I would actually like feedback on my stuff! See if people actually make the recipes and like them/changes or alterations that maybe made them more awesome than I made them (doubtful…) 😉  / experiences or questions you have for me I am all ears! … okay not ALL ears.. that would be too much ears.

TAKE HOME MESSAGE FOR THE WEEK

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Have a great week everyone!! 🙂

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