Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shrimp and Sausage Fried Rice

First I would like to say Thank You to all the veterans! Where would we be without you? I have many veterans in my life who are very special men. If I multiply my own veterans by millions, there are so many people out there to thank. So, as a church sign I saw this week says, "If you love your freedom, thank a veteran".

I love it when a plan comes together! Last night after work, not knowing what we would eat for supper as usual, I stared into the fridge trying to come up with something.. There was a bowl of left over rice from Sunday's Roast and gravy meal.

The final dish isn't that extraordinary, but I was pleased to come up with a delicious meal on the spot.

This is what I came up with.

I sauteed some onion and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon cooking oil. The bell pepper is a sweet pepper we grew in pots that turned red in the fall, but the taste is the same.

It smelled divine while it was cooking!

I gathered the ingredients together and put them in the bowl with the leftover rice. I thawed a few shrimp that come fully cooked and frozen with the tails on. The shrimp are frozen separately so you can use only the amount you want. Just run cold water on them in a colander for about 5 minutes, then pull the tails off. The sausage is "lite" Polska Kielbasa. I cut 2 serving size pieces into small wheels. The soy sauce is "lite" store brand, which really cuts down on the sodium.

After the onion and bell pepper had cooked enough, I dumped all of it into the pan, added about 3 tablespoons of the soy sauce and cooked over medium heat, stirring often until all of it was hot and the sausage was slightly browned.

It turned out great! If I had used brown rice, the dish would have been even more healthy, but I used what I had. The leftover rice was the basis for the entire meal. I would have liked to have added some peas, but had none on hand.

This will be a repeat at our house for sure!


A Joyful Chaos said...

I have some shrimp in the freezer and I was looking for a recipe my family would enjoy.

Thanks for sharing this.

Deanna said...

That would be a hit at my house, too. Simple yes tasty. And, yes, peas would probably have been good. I try to keep frozen peas on hand at all times. They are so versatile.

Anonymous said...

Yum! I did shrimp creole last week, and we really enjoyed it - three times - with other meals spliced in between. I used the same kind of shrimp that you did.

thank you for sharing.


Deborah said...

My grandfather was a veteran of WW 2 and I think of him often, especially on Veteran's Day. He was a tailgunner and flew mission after mission and so many of those men did not make it home alive. I'm thankful for having time with him when I was a child. He came home with his body intact, but the war took a huge toll on his mind. But all I knew was that he Grandpa and I loved him!

Pen Pen said...

Yum... I cleaned out my fridge and freezer yesterday and found a bag of shrimp. That looks great!

Florrie said...

Lest we forget.
The freedom we all enjoy today was so fiercely fought and won by the brave men and women who gave their lives to defend us all.

Love using up leftovers to make a spicy hot rice stirfry, your looks delicious.
florrie x

Joyful said...

Looks good!

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