Fried Rice with Tofu

Tuesday night, Brett was out of town, so I fixed something he doesn’t like to eat.  Well, he likes it but if I make it for both of us, I have to add chicken.

Fried Rice with Tofu from The Six O’Clock Scramble (I will add this recipe later tonight. I don’t have it with me to type up and Google has failed me).

Ingredients:

This is an easy one, folks. Place the tofu in a cloth (I used a kitchen wash cloth) and let it dry.  Chop up the green onions.  Then start the rice (I used medium grain white rice).  While the rice is cooking, cut your tofu up into chunks, then brown the chunks in vegetable oil.  I took this picture early – I browned this tofu a lot longer…until really brown.

Remove the tofu from the pot and add more vegetable oil, then drop in the 2 eggs and break them up while they scramble; add green onions.  After a couple of minutes, add in your cooked rice, black pepper, soy sauce and green peas.

Add back in the tofu and you’re done!

I really enjoy this meal.  It seemed a little more plain that the last time I made it.  I just added some more pepper and more soy sauce (which I hate to do, but I need flavor!).  I ate this for supper and then lunch the next day and could have probably had it for supper again, then another lunch or 2…but I grew tired of it after 2 meals.

Before I started this gem, I went downstairs to the gym at work and hopped on the elliptical for 40 minutes, then a 5 minute cool down.  This elliptical was not near as fun as the one at Bally’s.  It has a shorter stride – I  HATE those kind.  It burns my legs and not in a good way.  I was tired throughout and stopped a few times to take sips of water.  I think I’d rather walk fast & try a little running on the treadmill than do this type of elliptical.  It took me 45 minutes to burn 200 calories. Ugh.

You can see my pink shirt (the shirt Brett’s mom got me for my birthday) shining in the elliptical screen.

Wednesday night I ate some canned Minestrone because Brett was still out of town, and enjoyed 2 Pyramid Snow Cap beers (my new fave) while watching The Help. I wanted to see because my mom and grandmother have told me so many stories about how things were in Mississippi then.  It was good, but Brett would have been very bored.

Thursday  night, Brett returned and I made something delicious with our leftover Thanksgiving foods.  Will be in the next update.

Otherwise, there have been no more workouts this week.  I feel one on the horizon tonight (Friday – hate working out on Friday, but must!).

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Thai Fried Rice

Wow, I have a lot of catching up to do!  So, let’s get to it! First up, Wednesday (9/21).

Wednesday we made Thai Fried Rice, courtesy of Gina’s Skinnytaste recipe.  Click the recipe name to get the recipe!

Ingredients…

First, cook your rice, or get it started before you start with the main dish.  Brown the chicken in a wok or large skillet…

Remove the chicken, then add your eggs and cook until scrambled, then remove from wok.  Then, add remaining oil and onions, scallions and garlic.  Let simmer 1 to 2 minutes.

Add chili peppers, tomatoes and rice, soy sauce and fish sauce.

Then add back in your chicken & eggs, toss.

I love this dish! We’ve made it several times now and can’t get enough. We also enjoyed a Pumpkin Ale…again.  We obviously can’t get enough of that either!

Next up will be Thursday’s meal and the weekend of glutton, plus a Saturday run.