Thursday, March 17, 2011
Lemongrass Chai Tea and Fried Rice Omelet
Fried rice omelet, you ask? Yes. Fried Rice Omelet. We all eat eggs in our fried rice, so why not put fried rice in our eggs.
This was my logic when coming up with this meal. I had some left-over fried rice from a meal I cooked for one of my clients. I wasn't really craving any, but I did not want to waste it either.
An omelet. That's what I want. Hmmm....(Brain wheels turning).
And in an instant, the Fried Rice Omelet was born! After making the first one, I ate one of these babies everyday for at least a week.
This morning I stared at my fridge for 5 minutes straight.
Have you ever been hungry, but didn't know what you wanted to eat. So you open the fridge...stare inside for a couple of minutes...go sit down....open the fridge again and stare inside another few minutes, as if something new and delicious just magically appeared? Knowing darn well that the same boring food that was in your refrigerator 5 minutes ago, is the same boring food that is going to be in there the next 10 times you look!
I think I spent 30 minutes going back and forth to my fridge, trying to figure out what I wanted to eat. And then I decided to make my new favorite omelet.
And a cup of Chai Tea.
But not just any Chai Tea. Chai tea steeped with fresh ginger and lemongrass. Finished with a little sprinkle of cinnamon.
This omelet is more like a brunch, lunch, or breakfast-for-dinner type of omelet. I would not categorize a Fried Rice Omelet as a breakfast meal, because it may be a little hearty, but it was definitely what I needed to start my day today.