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Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

Last post Wed, Jan 18 2012 10:33 PM by BargainBinge. 16 replies.
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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 8:56 AM

    • Brandy
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    Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    About two weeks ago, I began a thread to ask for suggestions on completing a meal. I got some really great things to try so I am doing this again!

    I have leftover fried rice but unlike I had hoped, there is not enough to make a main course but a side dish. My son would like to try to make egg rolls. I have the side dishes of fried rice and egg rolls and I need a vegetable idea and a main course.

    Ideas anyone?

    Remember that I use basic ingredients and have these on hand. I have chicken, ground beef and a pork roast on hand as meats to work with.

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:16 AM In reply to

    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    You could make breaded and fried chicken bites to dip into either a soy based dipping sauce for sweet and sour sauce.  You could lighten it up by sauting the chicken, unbreaded, with some vegetables and pouring the soy based sauce over the chicken and vegetable mixture.

  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    When I make egg rolls, I use ground up leftover meat, a 1lb package of cole slaw mix, and a package of egg rolls. The instructions are on the cardboard in the wrapper package, but I always use much more meat than called for. I use peanut butter melted slightly in place of the sesame or peanut oil. They also have instructions for folding and sealing with a flour paste. Then fry over medium high heat. Leftovers can be reheated in the oven to stay crisp, the microwave will make them soft.

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 11:01 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    Cinnamonhuskies:
    I use ground up leftover meat

    I have shrimp to use in the egg rolls.

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 11:22 AM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    You can make sweet and sour pork, that goes well with egg rolls, fried rice etc.   you can make more rice or more easy fried rice with frozen veggies and eggs like they do here.  here is a nice one that doesn't need deep frying.

    http://southernfood.about.com/od/sweetandsourporkrecipes/r/bl30207m.htm

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 12:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    We use whatever is on hand Shredded Chicken/Taco Meat/Lentil Tacos or this recipe that you have to grab a few ingredients for.. we bake them as well :O)

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 5:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    A chicken or pork (or shrimp if you have any left) stir fry would go well ...

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  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 9:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    My vote would be to save the shrimp for an entree not for the egg rolls. Shrimp should get more spotlight than a side dish especially if it's a treat or something not usually bought due to cost issues - which I know oh too well. You can get your veggies and entree in together with a stir fry. I second Wolf's idea for shrimp stir fry.

    I do a lot of Asian over here and have found it's most enjoyable when kept clean. Heavy sauces mask the beautiful tastes of all the glorious vegetables that can be used in Asian cuisine. If you are working with foods like fried rice and egg rolls than I'd suggest a clean vegetable dense entree - dense meaning lots of vegetables. The shrimp you have on hand can be stretched with the vegetables and wok'd together for a great clean dish.

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    The beauty of the stir fry/wok combo is you can take like any vegetable and mix it with others to make a gorgeous dish.

    Brandy, if you plan to make sides or entree with no spend in mind then it would be helpful if you included what you have on hand in these posts when you write them. That way we know what you have to work with and can give you legit ideas that would work well and are doable.

    A pineapple stir fry is a great alternative to a traditional sauce laden, often fried, sweet and sour dish. I add fresh basil to mine for a kick. I like to make mine with shrimp, onions, bell peppers, pineapple, raw honey or agave nectar, sometimes ginger and topped with fresh basil. It comes out very clean and flavorful.

    Veggies I often use in Asian dishes... baby bok choy, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, water chesnuts, broccoli, peppers, green onion, garlic, mung bean sprouts, sea vegetables, etc.

    Serve fresh peeled orange segments for dessert with your meal! Refreshing and cleansing.

    Also, like others have mentioned nothing here has to be fried. Fried rice doesn't actually have to be fried and egg rolls can be baked. It is much healthier to cut out frying and chemical laden sauces. If things are combine and prepared properl then flavors will speak for themselves, always.

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Help Make This Meal: Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

    Throw veggies in with the rice make fried rice and throw an egg in it to make it tastey and egg rolls on the side that be the meal if you throw in the egg with the fried rice and more veggies to it cut up the eggroll so that there my dear is the meal I throw in more onion just to cut down on salt and the fat.

    chrissanne
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