When I was a little kid in the elementary school,
My teacher always told me that it's very good for my body if I can eat more than 5 kinds of vegetables a day,
Many many years have passed, I still remember her words.
Right now every time I cook,
I strive to include at least 5 vegetables in one meal,
And here's one dish I had the other day, more than 5 veggies, very healthy indeed-
Ingredients (for 6 plates)?
4 cups of brown rice
1 can of sweet kernel corns
1 small cabbage (chopped)
1 medium stick of carrot (pealed and chopped)
1 lb of ground chicken
1 can of salmon flakes (you can find it at a Japanese supermarket)
4 eggs (beaten)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 stalks of scallion (chopped)
1 lime (quartered)
Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Red pepper flakes
First we have to cook the brown rice according to the instruction on the package,
Since this is going to be a "fried rice" dish,
Leftover brown rice will be a good choice because the texture will be harder,
Harder rice makes a good fried rice meal.
I personally prefer using freshly made rice while making fried rice dishes,
It's still moist which makes it easier to mix with other ingredients.
The other ingredient we need to prepare beforehand is the egg,
Simply heat up a skillet and pour in the beaten eggs,
Keep stirring it after the bottom turns light yellow color,
By doing so we can get some stir-fry egg flakes for the fried rice,
Have a big pan ready, drizzle some olive oil,
Toss in the chopped onions and sprinkle some salt over it,
Let it cook till the color turned translucent,
Sprinkle some red pepper flakes half way through.
Now we add the ground chicken meat together with about 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2/3 of chopped scallions,
Don't forget to sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper,
Keep cooking and stirring it so the meat won't stick together (we don't want big lumps in the fried rice),
After the liquid's all absorbed by the meat,
Toss in the chopped carrots and chopped cabbage,
Sprinkle more salt over it,
It helps to bring out the liquid inside the vegetables.
Also add more soy sauce depend on how salty you want it to be,
I used 3 more tablespoons of soy sauce for myself.
*But be careful, the salmon flakes already have a lot of salts in it, tastes it before add more soy sauce for your fried rice.
After the cabbage's all cooked down,
Add the corns, egg flakes, and salmon flakes,
Here's the salmon flakes I got from Mitsuwa-
Let everything cooked down a little bit more,
And it's time to toss in the cooked brown rice!
Mix all the ingredients well,
Sprinkle some more chopped scallions, white pepper, and served with 2 slices of fresh lime if desired.
Cindy's Rating: 7