Sunday, June 10, 2007

Popeye’s Fried Rice

This is a simple fried rice recipe but it tastes real good with the fresh spinach. If you have little darlings that do not like vegetables, this Popeye’s fried rice with finely chopped spinach and mushrooms is for them. Just tell them when Popeye squeeze open a can of spinach and eat in one big gulp, he would transformed into a muscle-bound hero, to save his pencil-thin girlfriend – Olive. Spinach will make them strong!

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)

° 200g rice, cooked
° 100g fresh spinach, finely chopped
° 6 button mushrooms, diced
° 50g king oyster mushrooms, diced
° 1-1½ tablespoons olive oil
° salt, to taste
° roasted sesame seeds (optional), for garnish

1. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat and stir fry the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes.
2. Throw in the spinach and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the cooked rice and season with salt and pepper. Fry about 2 minutes or until rice is heated through. Sprinkle with some water if it is too dry.
3. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and serve hot.

1. Rice for frying must be cooked at least 2 hours in advance or the night before.

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