Monday, August 18, 2014

Healthy Seafood Fried Rice

A trip to the grocery store for me is usually something like this - half the time spent finding the stuff on my list, and the other half browsing for items (meats especially) on sale. The other day, lobster tails were on sale at about 25% regular price. I picked up two and then I started thinking how best to use them.

Sitting on the couch a few days later, I had my eureka moment! There was some shrimp and squid at home, so... along with the lobster, I came up with a healthy brown rice seafood fried rice.

Brown rice (partway cooked)
Lobster tails (chopped to bite size)
Shrimp (I used pre-cooked)
Squid (ringlets chopped to bite size)
Red onions (diced)
Green bell pepper (diced)
Mixed vegetables
Olive oil (about 2 table spoons)
Garlic powder
Ground black pepper
Soy sauce
Shrimp or crayfish maggi seasoning (or any other brand you prefer)
Salt (optional)

- Prepare all ingredients and then grab a wok and place on high heat
- Add oil to the pan, heat for about a minutes
- Add onions, brown and then add green peppers, until tender
- Add mixed vegetables and stir fry
- Add chopped up squid (since raw, it need a few minutes to cook)
- Add shrimp and chopped up lobster tails (doesn't need much time to cook), stir fry for a minute or two
- Add garlic powder, black pepper, crayfish seasoning, to taste and stir fry a couple minutes
- Add cooked brown rice, and soy sauce (as much as you like but be careful so that the rice doesn't get mushy), stir fry for about 2 -3 minutes
- Adjust seasoning to taste (optional salt can be added here)

Et... Voila! Home-made Chinese fried rice never tasted so good.

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