Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Too Much Anthony Bourdain?

I love Anthony Bourdain. I read every book he wrote when I was pregnant except Medium Raw (it wasn't out yet). I still have yet to read it but at the moment I'm working my way through Keith Richards' Life and it's thicker than a phone book. But you're next Anthony!

Anyway, I just love when Anthony travels to Asian countries with people cooking street food in large woks right on the side of the road. "I want to go to there."

Since I won't be traveling to any of these countries anytime soon I decided to fulfill my own wok adventures with some creative use of leftovers and an open fire.

G.'s been on a fried rice kick so this was a perfect pairing. I cooked up some brown basmati in my rice cooker (best $15 I ever spent), cubed up some leftover pork loin, chopped up some vegetables and drug a few choice bottles of this and that (Mirin, Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce, Siracha, etc.) down to the fire.

After the wok was good and hot I added a little sesame oil and started sauteing the veg (bell pepper, onion, shitakes). Then the pork but only for a few seconds because it was already cooked and I didn't want it to dry out. Finally, the rice and the wet ingredients (see above). I don't measure the wet ingredients I just do it to taste. 

There's the little nugget being a good girl and paying with her blocks.

Final touches and...

dinner is served.

Grab a couple of cold ones and you're all set. I think Anthony would agree!


  1. I love your little outdoor setup! You've got me craving some fried rice now ... lol.

  2. Thanks Erin. We used to have this space set up as a badmitten court but no one really played anymore so now it's our own personal campground. Friends often set up there tents and camp out.