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.
It consisted of kimchee and rice.
Yum me, yum you. I love Myers + Chang so much.
I also added in some chopped carrots and 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!
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.
At the very end I added chopped shrimp and tossed everything until well mixed and cooked.
I then topped the fried rice with a fried egg.
And some more sriracha.
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?