Love and Leftovers

Mmmm  mmmm mmm. Leftovers can be the best dinners, and this week’s fried rice with kimchee and shrimp, topped with a fried egg, was definitely evidence of that fact. The making of the dish was inspired by leftover kimchee and rice from Myers + Chang. You see, I wasn’t feeling well on Monday; I felt achy, and while I normally do jump out of bed in the morning, I could not get up for the life of me. I may have actually gotten up and gone back to bed, something I never ever do. I felt that icky.

Fast forward to dinner time, and my husband was on his way home from work. ALL I WANTED was hot and sour soup from Myers + Chang. Last year when I had pneumonia and multiple flus, I discovered this soup to have magical healing powers, not to mention deliciousness, and comforting powers. And my awesome husband, after a 10 hour work day, went out of his way to the South End to pick it up, along with my other favorites.

Since we didn’t have any food in the house the following day (Did I mention I may have slept through most of Sunday because I felt awful and never made it to the grocery store?), I turned to leftovers. Thinking back to a post that Michelle wrote awhile back. I decided on kimchee fried rice.

kimchi

It consisted of kimchee and rice. Winking smile

rice

kimchi

Yum me, yum you. I love Myers + Chang so much.

I also added in some chopped carrots and broccoli.

carrots

broccoli

I got the carrots started in a little bit of olive oil first so they would soften. Then I added the broccoli. I had hoped to add chopped onion, but all of our onions were moldy. Boy do we need to go shopping!

fried rice

Once the rice and carrots were sizzlin’ I tossed the kimchee in and gave the whole thing a few splashes of sesame oil, soy sauce, and sriracha.

fried rice

At the very end I added chopped shrimp and tossed everything until well mixed and cooked.

shrimp

I then topped the fried rice with a fried egg.

fried rice topped with egg

And some more sriracha.

fried rice topped with egg

Yum. My husband commented that the meal tasted like it was made with a lot of love, and it really was. Despite feeling off, I loved being able to whip up something really delicious that also left extras for his lunch.

Have you had any lovely leftover meals lately?

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I swear that you are my sister from another mother. This dish is DEFINITELY something I would have made with leftovers! I hope you feel better real soon!

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  2. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    So sweet! I absolutely love pick-up meals with runny eggs on top. I’m eating lots of leftovers after being away for a couple days. I have no desire to cook tonight!

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  3. Megan’s avatar

    This is such a creative meal. I hope you are feeling better. I think I’m going to have to be creative with leftovers for dinner tonight.

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  4. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    I definitely don’t have enough kimchi in my life! This looks like a great use of leftovers.

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  5. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Great use of leftovers! Definitely looks like a new dish completely.

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  6. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    I used to cook more often in grad school and would plan a week’s worth of meals around dinners and subsequent leftovers for lunch. I need to do more of that… And try some of that kimchi!

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  7. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    Yummm fried rice topped with a fried egg! I love Michelle’s comment. I think you must’ve been Asian in your past life! ;)

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  8. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I love making fried rice with leftover rice. I have to try adding kim chee sometime, this looks delicious

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  9. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I love making fried rice with leftover rice. I have to try adding kim chee sometime, this looks delicious.

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  10. melissanibbles’s avatar

    Awww….what a sweet compliment from your man. It does look delicious :)

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  11. Julie’s avatar

    Some of my favorite meals are leftover smorgasbords! It’s like a fun challenge what to do with leftovers! Yours look great!!

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  12. Shannon’s avatar

    This couldn’t have come at a better time… I have leftover kimchi in my refrigerator right now. I am OBSESSED with it.

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Me too! I am mixing it with quinoa this week for a twist on the fried rice dish!

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