Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chili Fried Rice

What do you do when you have a pot of leftover rice and beans in the fridge and a big bunch of fresh snow peas from the garden?  In my case, I fused a couple of Mexican and Chinese classics to create Chili Fried Rice.  It was the perfect quick and easy dinner.

First I sauteed some carrots, onion and mushrooms, then threw in the snow peas.  Once everything was fork tender, I added the rice and beans, cumin, chili powder, and a few tablespoons of salsa.  Simple as that.  As an added bonus, it cooked so quickly that my kitchen didn't even heat up.

I'm also fortunate to have a small patch of cilantro in the herb garden so I pulled a handful of leaves for the garnish.  Delish!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for leftovers. Thanks.