There’s nothing wrong with sandwiches, they can be quite delicious. But let’s face it, eating one every single day for lunch can get quite boring. Not to mention that it’s terribly difficult to find packaged bread without a long list of chemicals, and finding lunch meat without nitrates used as a preservative can be nearly impossible. I’m here to tell you that lunch can be easy, flavorful, and nutritious! Case and point, this beautiful fried rice I made yesterday:
It’s very simple…
1) Cook some rice as per the directions. How much you cook depends on how much you want to eat, and how many people will be eating.
2) While the rice is cooking, cut up some vegetables. The beauty of fried rice is that you can use whatever you have on hand! I used some purple cabbage, and some broccoli leaves and green beans from my garden. I also threw in a handful of peanuts.
3) Fry the veggies in a little oil in a skillet. I used leftover sausage grease! For a healthier oil, try olive or sunflower oil. For a more authentic taste, try sesame or peanut oil.
4) Season the veggies as they cook. I used garlic powder, minced onion, and pepper. I also threw in a splash of apple cider vinegar for flavor and to help cook the cabbage more thoroughly.
5) Add the cooked rice to the skillet. This is when you should add a bit of soy sauce also. In addition to the soy sauce, I used a bit of Worcestershire sauce.
6) Stir well and cook for a couple minutes longer.
That’s it! This whole process takes minimal time and effort and will leave you feeling much more greatly satisfied than a plain old sandwich.