Today I was watching The Cooking Channel while I was working. It was really more just background noise, nothing more than that. Until I started hearing Arroz Con Pollo, Churros, and many more wonderful sounding Mexican foods. If you know me you know I miss my Southern California days and all the wonderful Mexican food I could have whenever I wanted it *sigh* It was Simply Delicioso with Ingrid Hoffman. Ohh Emmm Geeee why have I NOT watched this show before?
I tried very hard to stay focused on my work but since I have ADD and it is hard for me to focus under normal circumstances, this was IMPOSSIBLE! So as I am watching Ingrid cook and trying not to drool on myself, I realize I have leftover salsa rice from the other night with the chicken enchiladas. BING the idea bulb goes off in my head. I had been craving Chinese food until I saw this show so the obvious thing (to me at least) was to combine the two!
Out to the kitchen I dashy and begin pulling all of the ingredients out of the fridge.
Hmmm ok salsa rice - check
Eggs - check
Mexican blend cheese - check
Sour cream - check
Cilantro - check
Wooohooooo we are in business!! Midway through this I was a bit nervous about how it would turn out, but once it was in my mouth.......worries gone!!!
Mexican Fried Rice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups leftover Salsa Rice
1 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese (or cheddar jack blend)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Hot sauce (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
In a medium skillet or wok, heat the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over high heat. Once the pan is super hot add the rice and heat, stirring constantly. Once rice is heated completely through push it to the side of the pan and add the eggs to the pan. Stir until soft scrambled, then combine with the rice. Remove from the heat and season with salt if needed.
Top with cheese, sour cream, cilantro and hot sauce.