Yesterday’s Thali & Fried Rice For Breakfast

As an unskilled photographer, I’m not sure whether the quality of my photos will suffer or improve as a result of my camera being lost at the bottom of Mountain Island Lake due to a mishap while kayaking. For the foreseeable future I will be relying on my smartphone to illustrate my posts.

Yesterday we enjoyed Aloo Gobi Matar (potato cauliflower peas curry) for our main meal.

thali


As usual, I deliberately cooked more rice than we would eat because leftover rice never goes to waste, in fact I used it for our very next meal this morning.

I started by cooking sliced mushrooms in a dry skillet until they finished exuding their moisture. I often cook mushrooms this way without oil. It seems to concentrate the flavor and results in a firmer consistency.

fried rice

fried rice


When the mushrooms had lost their moisture I removed them from the pan, added a little oil then sautéed chopped onion and two green chilis, one minced and one whole (both of them deseeded).

fried rice


When the onions started to brown I mixed in the precooked rice from yesterday.

fried rice


Then I added the mushrooms back into the pan.

fried rice

fried rice


When the rice was well heated I moved everything to one side of the pan, re-oiled the empty side and scrambled three lightly beaten eggs.

fried rice

fried rice


I mixed the scrambled eggs in with the rice and added chopped tomatoes.

fried rice

fried rice

fried rice


…and breakfast was ready.

fried rice


 


6 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Thali & Fried Rice For Breakfast

  1. I know it has eggs and I’m a vegan but it reminds me of when I was a student and I practically lived off scrambled eggs with cheese, frozen mixed veg, chopped tomatoes & black pepper mixed in. We too always make extra rice and use it next day. Couldn’t face it for breakfast though, my stomach doesn’t wake up until late afternoon so raw food/juices/smoothies until then. 😊

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    1. I think a lot of people have limited types of foods that appeal to them first thing in the morning. I was broken of that when back in the early 1960s my family decided to switch to two meals a day with the first meal being the largest meal and early supper consisting of not much at all. That meant vegetables for breakfast. I was kind of glad when we moved back to the States and got into a more “normal” routine.

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    1. The folks thought it was the healthier way to eat. My siblings and I very quickly sabotaged the plan by gathering in the kitchen and making toast with honey. When the aromas wafted upstairs my dad would come down and join us, complaining the whole time.

      I often don’t eat supper now, especially on weekends. We’ll have a mid morning brunch then a second meal mid afternoon. It usually doesn’t occur to me to eat again in the evening.

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