Monday, January 26, 2009

Pork fried rice with kimchee and dou miao

...or, What To Do With Leftover Shogayaki and Rice.

Hey, Xin Nian Kuai Le, everybody! I really hate posting this bowl of beige and blur after all the pretty and the comfy, but it's Chinese New Year and I'm making burritos for dinner tonight. I was gonna post it on Thursday (when I made it), but my mouse AND my keyboard shit the bed at the same time, then our internet connection was being a dick, so here it is, later.

I got my wok rippin' hot with vegetable oil, and tossed in some sliced leeks (I need to use them), garlic and onion, then threw in the leftover rice and stirred it around ostentatiously. Tossed in the dou miao (pea shoots; I chopped them for manageable bites, because otherwise you're chewing that cud for an hour) and a chiffonade of kimchee. Let the dou miao get a little wilty, and add the thinly-sliced pork (per Peter's suggestion, I pulled the bones out of the chops and simmered them to a rich stock, to which I added soy sauce and sake of my own volition). When everything was getting toasty, I added the flavorful jus and a couple eggs, and scrambled everything around until the liquid was absorbed and the egg was set.

Serve with a drib of hoisin sauce and a healthy disdain for technology.

20 comments:

Heather said...

i love fried rice. yours sounds delicious - glad to hear your internet is working again. i sometimes love dinners with a side of disdain for technology ;)

Peter G said...

Hmmm...how do you stir rice "ostentatiously"? With a lot of fanfare I assume! Gotta love the fried rice!

Elra said...

Love kimchi, and like most Asian people, I also love fried rice. Both combination sounds so delicious and spicy.
Cheers,
Elra

Foodycat said...

That looks delicious and not very beige at all! Gung hei fat choy!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Never mind doing this for Chinese New Year - I'd happily eat this every day.

maggie said...

ooh, yum. I think i'd like this even better if you made it for me.

peter said...

That disdain will turn to pure terror when the robots enslave us all.

Heather said...

Heather - It was really delicious, just not that pretty.

Petah - "With great aplomb" would have also worked.

Elra - It was just the right amount of spicy, but very flavorful.

Alicia - Thanks, I'm just feeling a little shy to post it after my last two posts. :\

Sketti - Fried rice for Chinese New Year wasn't very imaginative of me, was it?

Mags - Ohmygah, are you flirting with me? ;)

Jube - And I, for one, welcome my steely overlords.

Lo said...

OK, I seriously need to consider making too much rice so that I have leftovers. This looks delish.

Our homemade eggroll plans for Chinese New Year were deferred by plumbing disasters... so I'm very glad to live vicariously.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Love this! What a great combo of flavors! I've recently discovered the joys of making my own fried rice. I love how you can toss it up in no time flat and use up all the leftovers in your fridge!

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Shit the bed?? I'm sorry, I gotta a vivid image in my head!!! arggggaagarafgasdfy!

Nice combo..kimchee is tricky! But you are trickier!

cookiecrumb said...

Leftovers. It's what's for dinner. Good one, Heather.
I'm making something not unlike it for supper tonight: Bits of leftover pork from a pig roast we attended Sunday, stirred with eggs and spinach. Sort of a Chinese Hangtown Fry.

Finspot said...

We punted and had Cambodian noodles in the ID last night—but now I know what to do with our routine too-much rice issue. Yum.

we are never full said...

i can't keep up - you've been a posting machine recently. i really wish i would make more dishes like this. but i just don't. every time i see one of your dishes like this i want it, but i never want to try to make it... why am i afraid? WHY!?

Zen Chef said...

Beige and blur? Whattya taking about?.. This is beauty and i bet it's damn tasty.

glamah16 said...

Yumm. I just purchased a big jar of Kimchee. So now I have to duplicate this.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Heather, sometimes I think you might be more asian than me;-) Nice Koreapanese comb!

The Duo Dishes said...

Good way to add more veggies (and lots of spice!) to delish fried rice. Excuse that silly rhyme.

Manggy said...

Hey, happy Chinese new year! I thought you of all people would have easy access to oxen, heh :) I saw the deeelicious last post as well, today-- talk about a side dish I have no access to! (heh)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Fab post and dish. So... I don't know about Asia the Beautiful Cookbook. I got it out of the library, but it still scared me.

I suck.