Sunday, August 29, 2010

Egg Fried Rice

DH was away in China and I had to take over his daily chores, that includes walking the dog at night, sweeping and mopping the floor.  I was already up to my neck with my daily chores and with the additional work, I had merely 4 hours sleep each night.  Totally completely exhausted...  I'm glad DH is finally home ;-)

During this period, I cooked very simple meals and this was what we had on one of the nights, Egg Fried Rice.  I have carbo, protein and greens, good enough to pose off as a complete meal :P

Egg Fried Rice
2 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cloves shallot, chopped (I used more shallot as I can't take too much garlic)
3 cups cooked rice
2 - 3 eggs
some corn/sunflower oil
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat up some oil in a wok and add garlic and shallot, cook till fragrant.
  2. Add in rice and let it sit for a minute without disturbing. Using medium high heat, stir fry rice (you will hear the hissing sound), add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Crack in 2 eggs, gently break the egg yolks with a spatula, then let is sit for a minute without disturbing.
  4. Using a spatula, flatten the rice a little and flip over like a pancake (similar to cooking okonomiyaki) to cook the eggs.
  5. Cook for about 2 minutes before breaking up the rice with a spatula.  Dish up and serve with desired vegetables.
And before I end, please allow me to brag :P

DD3 folded her own clothes!  If you have been following my blog, you know I involve my kids alot in my day to day chores and clothes folding is just one of them. She has been observing me and when requested to do it herself, I usually wouldn't reject unless I'm pressed for time.  I always give her simple tasks like folding the hankies or her brother's boxer shorts.  But this time, she wanted to fold her own clothes and I just let her be.  I was busy folding the rest of the clothes and didn't pay much attention to her.  Within minutes, she carried this stack of clothes to me, smiling.  Happy.

Though there were only 3 pieces (2 tees and 1 skirt), I think she did a great job.  A little messy from the top view but then again, how much can I expect from a  2.5 years old toddler, to be able to fold and stack them up like this?  My life as a SAHM is truly worthwhile ^-^


hahnak said...

too cute! your toddler folded them up very neatly!

Esther said...

Wow, how did you survive with 4 hours of sleep a night only! I would be a zombie! I'm already tired from having 5-7 hours of sleep. Glad your husband is back to help you :) You must be super exhausted now.

Esther said...

Sorry for posting again/spamming. I just noticed I said you must be completely exhausted, and you already said you were in your post. Opps, silly me.

WendyinKK said...

Awww.... that's nice
So far I haven't let Lydia fold clothes, but only hankies. Since Lyanne has stoppped using as much hankies as she used to (reduced since she could swallow saliva at 6 months), Lydia has stopped folding. I'm kind of picky when it comes to folding clothes, have to be of a certain size, hahaha, cos drawer space is limited, and everything has to be in uniform size.

Lisa Chan said...

Great training from mom.. :) Good job!

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Jo said...

DD3 definitely did a great job ... heh I didn't even know how to fold clothes when I was double that age! By the way, there is nothing like a plate of simple fried rice - definitely comfort food in my household.

Happy Homebaker said...

Your little toddler did a better job than my boys ;)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I like to give my monkeys lots of chores too! Keeps them learning.

I love fried rice- I think that is a perfect meal-

I sometimes make a cheese/egg with broccoli for dinner and they love it.

MaryMoh said...

I love fried rice, anytime, even though it's simple. Wow.....great job in folding clothing for a 1 & 1/2 year old girl...well done! I would brag, too...haha. Hope you take care and have enough rest.

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

Wow, that's very encouraging... My son at 2.5 can only fold hankies, as for t-shirts and others he would just roll them into balls and said:" Done folding."

Honey Bee Sweets said...

You are really blessed to have a little helper around the house. ;) Hope you get more rest and not just 4 hrs every night! ;p

Viv said...

haha that's great for a 2.5 y.o!
a future homemaker in the making ;)