Monday, January 14, 2008


Fried rice (recipe in the comments)
Steamed snow peas with teriyaki
Cucumber salad

Hot tea
M left on work related travel today and Theo started the BRATY diet, due to some ugly gastrointestinal problems resulting from antibiotics. So, I'm cooking for one adult and one not-so-hot 18-month old. I needed a fast meal that was indicated by the BRATY time we're having :) Fried rice seemed like a good place to go. Theo had it with smashed bananas and I had the above sides. Everyone was quite thrilled. This is not haute cuisine, but it's very tasty and fast, For those of you cooking for one, this makes leftovers for lunch tomorrow and is very easy - even in above-mentioned situation! Enjoy!

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Crazy easy
Chopping: Onion, cucumbers
Time: 20 minutes
Make ahead: Yep!

J: "This comes together very well and is just the sort of comfort T and I needed today."


J said...

Fried Rice - All J
Serves 2 + one 18 month old

1 bag frozen jasmine rice, 2 cups frozen rice, or 1 cup uncooked rice
2 T canola oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 small onion, diced
2/3 cup frozen peas
1/2 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 can chopped baby corn, drained
1 large handful spinach
a good "dollop" of stir fry sauce, such as soy vey sauce or teriyaki sauce
soy and rice wine vinegar to taste

*Add or subtract vegetables at will here. Grated or frozen carrots are good. Fresh chopped snow peas are a great substitute for the frozen peas.

Cook rice. If using raw rice, it's best to do this ahead so it is very dry for stir frying or to use converted rice.

Heat oil in a large skillet with high sides or a wok over medium-high heat. Quickly scramble eggs. Remove from pan. Turn heat to high. Add onion and and quickly stir fry, stirring constantly. Once beginning to brown add peas, cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Add remaining vegetables and rice, tossing well. After spinach has wilted, add stir fry sauce, tossing to coat. When heated through, taste for seasoning.

Flynn said...

I've never heard of the BRATY diet before. This is a wonderful idea! First of all I'm all for bananas rice applesauce toast and yogurt. I'm totally going to try this the next time I have stomach upset.

J said...

I think BRAT or BRATT or BRATY are all supposed to help general stomach upset, but mostly they help slow things down if you have diarrhea (a downside of many antibiotics, including the one T is taking). I don't think the wikipedia link made that explicit though :) I hope it works for you regardless!