Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pork Fried Rice

Yesterday started off with a doctor’s appointment for one of our clients, which of course, lasted half of the day.  I don’t understand making an appointment for 10am and then not getting in until 11:30am.  Luckily, I know the drill by now, so I called and asked how far she was running behind.  They start booking appointments at 9am and ours was for 10:15am.  When I called at 10am, the receptionist let me know that the doctor had just arrived!  Which meant she was already an hour behind!

I am so glad I called!  We arrived late so I called in to the office and the receptionist said they still weren’t ready, so I entertained our client in the comfort of our car instead of a waiting room full of people, where behavior issues are sure to arise.  That’s why I keep using that doctor.  I hate the wait, but I love that they “get” us.  I told the receptionist that I was outside, so she came out and got us when it was our turn.

Meals:

Meal #1: Toast with protein powder (mixed to peanut butter consistency), honey, banana with a side of clementines

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Meal #2: Pork tenderloin with Gates BBQ sauce, Salad

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Meal #3: Gluten free cereal with dark chocolate almond milk and a couple of Fiber One bars throughout the afternoon.

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Meal #4: Homemade pork fried rice

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That pork fried rice was soooo good!

Here’s how we did it:

Pork Fried Rice

  • Cook brown rice per directions on box in the microwave.  Let it sit out to cool.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a super hot wok and scramble eggs right in the wok. Remove eggs.
  • Add a little oil to the pan (we used Safflower because that’s what we had that could take that kind of heat).
  • Add onions and meat to the pan.  Our meat was already cooked since we were using left over pork tenderloin, so we only had to cook long  enough to take the rawness out of the onion.  We wanted our onions to still have a little crunch to them, so we only cooked them for 2 or 3 minutes probably.
  • Add in some frozen peas and carrots.
  • Add some soy sauce.
  • Add rice to the wok.
  • Add a little more oil to coat the rice if it starts looking a little dry at this point.
  • Add the eggs back in.
  • Keep everything moving and mixing together.
  • Give it a taste and you’re done!

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It came together super fast and was really tasty.  We thought it needed more meat, so Justin threw some more pork slices into the wok after we served up our rice and heated them up. That’s why there are additional pieces of pork in the bowl.  It was the first time we had made fried rice so we weren’t really sure of how much to use of all the ingredients. 

I am determined to get a workout in this morning…so off I go!  Have a great Saturday!

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