My mum has this way of taking old food and making it seem so exotic. So the other day, when I was still in Nairobi on leave, my little brothers had just left for school and the other one wasn’t home, mum decided she would “make” me old rice for dinner. I was not very amused and did not like the idea much. She kind of used everything that was in the fridge. Old sausages, bacon, ham, peas, okra, carrots etc etc. Lets just say when I had my first bite I had to call my brother and tell him how mum made me special rice because I was the “only child”. So I tried making the same rice my self the other day. Obviously it was not as tasty as mums. Maybe it was because I made my sausages and bacon fresh or maybe its because I’m just not her ( I think it’s the later) it was still pretty good. I think my friend Mona enjoyed it. Let me know how you do. HAPPY COOKING!!
- Old rice (about 2 cups)
- Sausages chopped (cooked)
- Bacon chopped (cooked)
- Red pepper
- Yellow pepper
- Sweet corn
- Oil for frying
Fry the onions till they turn slightly transparent
Add in the garlic and cook till its aromatic and its started to brown
Add in the mushrooms, cook till they start to brown
Add in the sausages and bacon stir in well
Add the red and yellow pepper cook for about 2 mins
Add in the carrots cook for a minute
Add the sweet corn, chillies and dhania. Mix very well.
Add salt and pepper to taste
Add a little water
Add the rice, a little at a time mixing well after each addition.
If at any point you fill your rice is too dry, add just a little water.
Let the rice warm through.
You can use ANY vegetable or left over meat you have in the fridge. You can also leave out the meats to make it vegetarian.
Feel free too add an egg and stir through on after adding in all the rice.
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