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Fried rice

This is more or less Mom's recipe for fried rice, which apparently I never wrote down before. This is a much smaller recipe than she would make.

The basic ingredients are

Diced carrot

Diced green pepper

Diced mushroom (Mom used canned, but these are fresh)

Sliced green cabbage

Sausage (that's sweet Italian, but Mom used Jimmy Dean original, which is actually a bit better but this is what I had on hand) Rice, cooled (white sushi rice)

Not pictured:

1 sliced of bacon, diced


Thinly sliced green part of scallion

One egg cooked flat and thin and sliced into tiny strips

Cook the sausage for several minutes.

Push to the side and add the carrots and cook for a few minutes.

Add the green peppers and cook for a minute.

Add the cabbage, mushrooms, and bacon and cook for several minutes.

Add rice and cook until reheated.

Add freshly ground black pepper and soy sauce to taste.

If using the scallions and egg, add right at the end of cooking. The egg ribbons could be added after plating as well.

I eat about a 4.5 oz. serving, which is less than half of Mom's serving size. Thus this amount made 3 meals for me. I vacuum sealed and froze the leftovers, and it reheats well in the sous vide or boil-in-bag.

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