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Good morning. We are going to make brown fried rice. It’s from Cynthia’s book, “Feeding the Young Athlete”.
Start with fat. We’re using ghee today. You can use any kind of fat that you want, a couple 2-3 tablespoons, even a lot of fat to this. You can also use olive oil if you want, or you can also use regular butter.
Now, I’m doing of these because Joaquin is going to get up pretty and he just likes it plain with some butter and a little soy sauce. But this is the real deal, we got our recipe over here. The reason I’m doing it is because Joaquin was up like until 2 o’clock in the morning. Okay, let me at this and then I’ll tell you the whole story.
Okay. This is cumin, coriander and a pinch of cayenne and salt. I like a lot of salt to that. And then, let that cook. So I guess that will give a stink on it, and when that smells good, I’m going to add some nuts. So the nuts that I am going to add are roasted tamari nut which we have a video of, you can take a peek on how to make those. And if you don’t have these, you probably don’t, just use cashews or pine nuts. Those are awesome.
So after it starts to smell, I’m going to add the nuts. That smells awesome. So I put that in and then you cook this up. There’s supposed to be some peas here and you don’t need them. But if there are peas, that would be great because then, you can add some greens. So, cook those up until they are awesome, until they are nice and golden-brown. That will take a little bit. And then after that, add some scallions. If you don’t have scallions, just use onions, no big deal. And, cook those up. And that’s about it.
I’ve added a quarter cup of peas. The last thing that you do—they’re still frozen. I say that’s about a quarter cup, wouldn’t you? You put as many pieces as you want. You want the peas at least because all you want to do is warm them up basically. I want to cook it until they get soft.
Now that smells good. And now, I am ready to add—these are dried currants. And if that’s too expensive for you, go ahead and use raisins, no big deal. And then finally, the peas, like that. And that’s it. And little by little, I’ll start with Joaquin’s dish over here. Little by little, the coriander smells good too.
So, you just stir this in little by little. You know what you can do to make it even better? You put it all in there and smash it down. And so, it gets a little brown on the bottom. And then you turn it up like that. You just want to cook it for a little bit like that. It’s just warming up now.
Okay. I’m going to add the soy sauce to Joaquin’s. Not much. Now we don’t want to pour too much oil in it, that’s okay. He likes it like that.
Okay. Nice. And let’s pretend that it’s all warm now, and this one is done for sure. So, this is done for Joaquin. This is soy sauce, I’m just going to put a little bit in there. And okay, this could use another couple of minutes but you have other things to do and I’m hungry. Check it out.