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Monday, October 22, 2012

"Americanized Asian" Food

Hi readers,

How's it going for you guys? It is going pretty good here, it SNOWED today!! First of the season! Today was beautifully grey. I love grey days. I also love using up stuff that I need to use up. That's what this meal was.
I'm sure I've explained before, but I choose not to say I'm making Asian food when I make similar foods, because I don't want to be offensive, and I know my attempts are extremely Americanized, so it's just easier for my to call it Americanized Asian.
With that said let's get started! So tonight I made vegetarian egg rolls, fried rice and egg drop soup. I stated off chopping the vegetation which consisted of: Savoy cabbage, carrots, celery, onion, water chestnuts and zucchini. I made think slices of the celery and onions, and shredded the zucchini for the egg rolls, but diced those for the rice. So I put all the thin sliced vegetables in a skillet with a little oil, soy sauce, salt, garlic powder, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes and heated until it looked cooked through. Then I added a little corn starchy and water and cooked a little longer, rolled them up in egg roll wrappers baked at 400 degrees for about ten minutes. Here's a recipe I sort of consulted: http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/2009/04/baked-vegetable-egg-rolls.html
For the fried rice I took already cooked white rice and had it waiting, I put diced onions, celery, zucchini and shredded carrots into the skillet wih soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes until it all looked cooked through, added the rice and more soy sauce and cooked until heated through. Then I pushed all the contents to the side and added two eggs plus two yolks to the skillet and scrambled until finished.
For the egg drop soup I took 5 cups broth some soy sauce and some chopped water chestnuts and brought to a boil, I took it off heat and whisked in the two egg whites.
This was a really yummy and quite easy! There are a Lot of leftovers too, which is the best! I hope you can get the chance to try these recipes!

Eat up!

Meg

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