Delish Home Cooked Asian Fried Rice Comfort Food with Garlic Pork Soup

Today I’m telling you how to cook a simplified asian fried rice recipe that I recently had in combination with a vey delicious pork soup.

the soup – PORK SOUP WITH MUSTARD AND GARLIC ✔️

ingredients: sun flower oil, pork meat, classic mustard, pepper, garlic, water, red pepper, dill, parsley, salt

I started with the soup and for that I marinated my meat in 2 table spoons of classic mustard and some pepper – not for long, just few minutes. Then I cooked it in a fry pan (be smarter and use a pot) with very little oil and 5 grated cloves of garlic on a low heat for about 7 minutes. At this point everything dried in the pan – however, not burned because I added water just in time. For some extra flavour I added few slices of red pepper and tied together parsley and dill to avoid messiness in my soup (#notafreak).

Cook until the meat is well done and don’t forget to add salt at the end – not before.

the rice –  SIMPLIFIED ASIAN FRIED RICE ✔️

ingredients: long-grain rice, egg, salt

As you might know, asian fried rice can be quite elaborate, however, I’ve decided to keep it simple and make it fast. So first I did my egg, very little cooked in few drops of oil. I then took it away and added the rice on top of what was left from the omelette. I left it to burn a little and then I added water to boil. When it finished cooking, I added my egg and made it into really tiny pieces. Then I mixed everything together with a bit of salt.

How I served and how it tasted

I had the rice and few pieces of pork meat from the soup together in the same plate and served with soup from a little bowl.

I have to say that this tasted like a comfort food. The rice was soft and really tasty and the meat had a pleasant mustard like flavour. While sipping on my soup and eating the rice with the meat I felt like I just spoiled myself. Seriously, you need to try it!

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Chicken Breast and Colorful Veggies | Pui cu Legume Colorate

I am again in a rush OR I think I am – truly don’t know. For today I’ve decided again for something fast but more importantly, something that is not over done – in fact barely cooked. That’s the word we want to hear, right – HEALTHY!

As you can see in the pictures, I’ve prepared few champignons, half a zucchini and garlic. I kept most of my mushrooms in one piece  – tails too. Zucchini is sliced for a faster cooking and garlic is sliced in two. I used zero oil – nada, niente, nimic. On top I’ve added salt, which works wonders with the mushrooms.

cooking time: 5 min
seasoning: salt

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Moving on, after I cleaned my frypan, I sliced one chicken breast into thin slices and placed them into the pan, again without any oil. I like it better this way because I’m avoiding the greasy feel I get whenever I’m frying meat.

cooking time: 10 min- 15 min
seasoning: salt

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With my mushrooms, zucchini, garlic and chicken being ready to be served, I could build my plate, but before that I wanted to add few raw veggies. Red and yellow pepper did the job wonderfully, looking colorful and appetizing.

Now that’s what I call a nice sight!

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RO: Servirea de azi merge numai bine pentru cei care au sarit peste mic dejun, dar asta nu inseamna ca tu, cea/cel care ai fost cuminte si ai papat de dimineata, nu poti savura o farfurie cu legume la tigaie, piept de pui la “gratar” si ardei cruzi pentru masa de pranza – din contra. Totusi exista o chichita, si anume lipsa de ingrediente pentru gust (doar sare) si o lipsa de coacere completa in legumele servite. Ca urmare, daca iti place sa fii mai disciplinat sau vrei sa mananci sanatos, aceasta idee de pranz sau brunch este numai buna pentru tine!

Am inceput cu cateva ciuperci si cozile lor – totul lasat intreg, o jumatate de dovlecel taiat felii si cativa catei de usturoi taiati in jumate. In tigaia semi incinsa si fara ulei am asezat toate aceste ingrediente, pe care le-am lasat sa se coaca pana am crezut eu ca ciupercile sunt ok de papat. Putina sare deasupra si gata cu prim parte!

↑ timp de gatire: 5 min

Separat taiasem un piept de pui in felii subtiripe care le-am asezat frumos in tigaia spalata si incinsa. Nu am folosit ulei si am lasat pieptul sa se coaca frumos, pe fiecare parte. La final am adaugat doar sare.

↑ timp de gatire: 10 min-15 min

Dupa ce am terminat cu ingredientele “gatite”, am pregatit cam un sfert de ardei rosu si un sfert de ardei galben in fasii – pe post de ornament (ca deh, cand sufletul cere, trebuie sa-i dai) si pentru a savura ceva raw alaturi de pieptul de pui si legumele “gatite”.

Nu-i asa ca arata frumos!

 

 

Oatmeal Pancake Dessert | Desert Pancake cu Fulgi de Ovaz

As some of you might know, I really have an issue with gluten AND lactose, therefore desserts are a tricky subject – till I’m proven otherwise, like the dessert I am about to talk you into.

 HOWEVER, it could be that the chocolate I’m using for my dessert, although not labeled as containing dairy, could in fact, well…you get my point – RIGHT?

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1 — t h e  d o u g h/ a l u a t u l

quantities for one person/ cantitati pentru o persoana

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o banana coapta | 2 oua | o  jumatate de cana cu fulgi de ovaz

2 — t h e  t o p p i n g/ t o p i n g u l 

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un mar | o lingura de miere | cateva afine | o tableta de ciocolata razuita

The “procedure” is easy and fun – to me at least. I always start off by beating the eggs and I do it till the egg whites and the yolks are nicely mixed together. THEN I smash with a fork one ripe banana and no, the size of it does not matter. Obviously, the smaller ones ripe better and look more natural – to me. SO, moving on, this is my standard procedure for the banana omelette. Then, FOR THIS DESSERT I added in the mixture half a cup of oatmeal since I just bought one pack for the purpose of doing better with my diet.

From the resulting quantity I managed to create 2 “pancakes”. Moving on to my topping, lately I’ve been avoiding sweets like crazy (yes I am a freak), however after a while it felt like I can not take it any more SO instead of going for the packed stuff, here I am, being a good girl and respecting my diet – therefore I pressured my lovely mom to look for some quality honey and went for some “organic” shopping. Long story short – the topping is a tablespoon of good quality honey, grated chocolate (one tablet) AND fruits – one apple and some blueberries. 

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THE RESULT: I liked it better than the simple banana omelette. The oatmeal gave a hint of taste similar to products containing flour and I liked it. The chocolate, honey and fruits pleased my sweet cravings and yeah, my experiment proved to be a success. Yayy!

Using Leftovers for Today’s Meal/Sa ma Laud cu Pranzul de Ieri – Ceva Raw si Ceva Gatit

Azi mi-am pregatit  pentru pranz ceva de papa cu snitelul ramas de ieri. Se uscase un picut, asa ca l-am taiat feliute si nici nu ai fi zis ca este de ieri. Langa m-am decis pentru dovlecel prajit – dovlecel pe care l-am gatit foarte putin. Peste am taiat usturoi crud, fara fite si figuri – mancam sanatos sa facem fata la frig.

Ca cruditati am ales un morcov raw pe care l-am taiat frumos in rondele si langa, intr-un alt bol, am adaugat o mana de salata mixta. Si cam acesta a fost pranzul meu. Hai sa recapitulam:

• snitel cu ou taiat felii

• dovlecel semi-prajit

• usturoi crud taiat mic

• 1 morcov crud taiat rondele

• o mana salata mixta

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Super usor, rapid, gustos si pe deasupra sanatos. Yumm!

Pofta Buna!

Ce Bauturi Imi Prepar Acasa Din Portocale Si Cojile Lor

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Suntem in plin sezon rece ceea ce inseamna ca portocalele sunt fructele momentului. Cel putin la noi portocalele si clementinele/mineolele (preferatele mamei) sunt nelipsite, mai ales iarna.

Dar sa trecem la lucruri mai practice, si anume cum consum aceste minunate fructe. Continue reading “Ce Bauturi Imi Prepar Acasa Din Portocale Si Cojile Lor”

Ceva Rapid Si Usor – Piept De Pui Servit Cu Salata Delicioasa cu Seminte si Ardei Rosu

Zilele trecute m-am luat cu treaba serios, asa ca trecuse binisor de ora pranzului iar eu inca nu mancasem – decat ciugulisem cate-o fructa si chestii lejere. Dupa o analiza a frigiderului si a nivelului de foame am ajuns la concluzia ca cel mai bine este sa prepar ceva rapid, simplu si gustos.

Asa ca am alcatuit urmatorul meniu:

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Semintele sunt de floarea soarelui si le folosesc cateodata in salatele de legume si in cele de fructe – trebuie doar sa-mi amintesc ca am asa ceva in casa. Pe langa ardei rosu si seminte, salata mea mixta mai contine rucola, salata Butterhead (clasica), ceapa verde si varza rosie.

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Salata inca neterminata

Intre timp s-a prajit si pieptul de pui pe care l-am batut putin pentru a se praji mai repede. La final am asezat puiul peste salata si l-am servit cu o pofta, oops – adica foame nemaivazuta. V-am spus ca este simplu si rapid, nu?

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P.S. – Ignorati lispa de estetica in felul in care am taiat pieptul de pui. Vroiam doar sa pap.

Galbenus Caramelizat, Servit Cu Fructe & Bucati De Nuca

 

68_fotorAzi va zic despre desertul din imagine, rezultat dintr-un “experiment”. De fapt vroiam cu totul altceva, dar acum, dupa ce mi-am degustat rezultatul, pot spune “ca am descoperit America” si ca ce veti avea in farfurie este un preparat fara gluten si fara lactoza. Cool, nu-i asa?

Mai vreau sa adaug ca ar fi o idee buna sa aveti pahar de apa, ceai neandulcit sau un suc de fructe la indemana, pentru a mai stinge din dulcele desertului. Caramelul se va lipi, dar cu cat se raceste si intareste, cu atat devine mai incitant sa il degusti.

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Pofta Buna!