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What do you do when your children argueing over food?


By Tom Tillman

Omelet : Spicy Thai fried rice with prawns

    Is this ever happen to you? One of your children wants to eat something but another one want to eat somthing else. It always happened to me. Today my oldest want to eat Spicy fried rice but my middle one want to eat American style food, and they keep arguing over it for hours. I, as a Food Prep. of the house, I got a Brillion idea of combined the both world together but still super delicious.  “Omelet - Spicy Thai fried rice with prawns”
Fried rice is a basic food for many Asian, Omelet is a basic food for American, and will it be good if we combine both worlds together,

Ingredients
3 cups cooked rice
12 medium sized shrimps
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1/2 minced green or red chili for medium-spiced rice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 eggs
3 green onions, finely sliced
1/2 cup fresh coriander
1 cucumber, sliced
1 lime, wedged and 1 tomato, also wedged

Preparations

1. Place olive oil in a wok. Add garlic and chili. Stir-fry over medium-high heat until fragrant (about 1 minute).
2. Add prawns and stir fry until cooked thoroughly.
3. Move ingredients aside and crack egg into the wok. Stir to cook and break up the egg. When egg is nearly cooked, add the rice. Stir fry, keeping the heat medium-high.
4. Add fish sauce, and tomato, continue to stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes. Before serving,

It’s time to wrap up.

    
Many people are intimidated by omelets, but if you can make scrambled eggs, you can make an omelet.

    
Omelets should always be cooked in a nonstick sauté pan. An 8” omelet pan is the best choice, but any nonstick pan will do as long as it’s round and between 8 inches and 10 inches 9 in diameter (2 serving). Also, you should always use a heat-resistant rubber spatula.
Ingredients:

•     
5 eggs
•     
4 Tbsp. whole milk
•     
2 Tbsp. of olive oil
•     
Salt and ground white pepper, to taste
Preparation:

1.     
Crack the eggs into a glass mixing bowl and beat them until they turn a pale yellow color.
2.     Heat a heavy-bottomed nonstick sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add olive olio.
3.     Add the milk to the eggs and season to taste with salt and white pepper. Then, grab your whisk and whisk like crazy. You’re going to want to work up a sweat here. If you’re not up for that, you can use an electric beater or stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whatever device you use, you’re trying to beat as much air as possible into the eggs.
4.     When oil hot enough to make a drop of water hiss, pour in the eggs, lift pan up and turn pan around to have eggs filled the pan area. Don’t stir! Let the eggs cook for up to a minute or until the bottom starts to set.
5.     With a heat-resistant rubber spatula, gently push one edge of the egg into the center of the pan, while tilting the pan to allow the still liquid egg to flow in underneath. Repeat with the other edges, until there’s no liquid left.
6.     Your eggs should now resemble a bright yellow pancake, which should easily slide around on the nonstick surface. If it sticks at all, loosen it with your spatula.
7.     Now put fried rice in to the omelet (make sure it is right in center), then wrap it up. Lift all 4 edges of the egg and fold it across and over. Cook for another minute or so, but don’t overcook or allow the egg to turn brown. If necessary, you can flip the entire omelet over to cook the top for 30 seconds or so. Just don’t let it get brown.
8.     Gently transfer the finished omelet to a plate by laying the plate upside down in the omelet pan and turn the plate up.
9.     Garnish sprinkle with green onion, and coriander on top and place cucumber and lemon besides the fried rice. Thai people love to serve Fried Rice with chopped chilies in Fish Sauce for better taste...

Hope you all enjoy my special menu.


(Send comments and suggestions for recipes to thomas.m.tillman@email.com)

 
 
 
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