RICEing from the dead

Fried rice with Champignons


We just moved into our new house. Yay!

New address, new furnitures, new decorations. Bring out your champagne glasses and let's jubilate this occasion! But wait, stop and rewind.

We just moved into our new house.

Well, that was a month ago. It's a stale news. I know, my long hiatus deserves an explanation, right? Let's put it this way, internet disconnection for a month (would you believe that?) and a sudden busy schedule (juggling my new-found part-time job, some online projects on the go and driving lessons brushing up) left this kitchen dead. So many times I attempted to revive it but in vain.

But miracles do happen. After our overwhelming schedule we thought of offering ourselves a much deserved weekend pause in the beautiful region of Lozère. Two days of spectacular landscape, promenade in the wild forest gathering mushrooms and sleeping in an impressive 16th century Rural Gite in the mountain helped a lot in bringing back my pep to cook and write again. And the bonus part, my internet connection is finally back! Yay!

I miss you all guys! I have a lot of catching up to do.

I'm sending off a serving of this Mushroom Fried-rice to Simona of Briciole, the lovely host for the fifth helping of "My Legume Love Affair", that savory and sweet vegetable event brainchild of Susan of Well Seasoned Cook.

Mushroom Fried-rice

about 2 cups of yesterday's left-over cooked rice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1 onion sliced
half a teaspoon of salt
some freshly ground pepper
1 cup of fresh champignon or mushrooms chopped (you can use different kinds)
half a cup of sliced zuccini (you can use any other vegetables of your preferance)
1 egg beaten

Start by warming up your rice in the Microwave; It is preferable to add your rice hot and not sticking to each other. Warm up your wok or your pan. Put a little bit of oil and put your beaten egg and slide it on all sides of the pan to make a thin omelette. Put it aside. Pour the rest of your olive oil, add the garlic and onion. Once they change in color add your chopped mushrooms and other vegetables. Continue cooking. Your pan should be very hot. And lastly add your rice, salt and pepper. Decorate it with your thinly sliced omelette and some tomatoes.




The big French Rural Gite where we stayed, reserved only for us.
Wasn't that fabulous!


Warning. All that glitters are not gold.

Mushrooms may look friendly and delicious on your plate but it could be poisonous. Guessing Game: which among the following mushrooms is edible? Go down to know the answer.



Specimen 1





Specimen 2





Specimen 3






Specimen 4

Answer: Specimen 3

Saffron Milk Cap Mushroom


My other Rice Recipes

Bagoong Fried-rice (Shrimp Paste Fried-rice)



36 comments:

K and S said...

so exciting! new house :) glad to see you posting!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, great! That dish looks scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

maybelle's mom said...

I adore mushroom fried rice and this is a particularly fancy version. great to have you back.

Happy cook said...

Hey she is baack , Welcome back.
I am jealous hearing that you have a new home, sofa etc..... while i am still here with all things old :-(
This rice dish looks beautiful and delicious.

bee said...

congratulations and enjoy your new home!!!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Yehey!!! You're back! Wow, that was a long time! We kept wondering, "Saan na kaya si Dhanggit?" =D

Peter M said...

Welcome back Dhanngit and thank goodness you're cooking again. I'm hungry for your dishes and your humour!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Welcome back, Dhanggit!

And fried rice with mushrooms: that has my mouth watering and my stomach grumbling.

noobcook said...

welcome back! It's good to see your post again ... and I love your witty title... so LOL & 'pun'ny =D

Manggy said...

I guessed #3!!! :) For a while there I thought that magnificent villa was your new home hehe :) I love mushrooms n' rice! If only we could get more varieties here...

Mediterranean kiwi said...

nce to see you again after a long absence; hope you enjoy your new pad (and internet connection)
its unbelievable about the mushrooms - ony number 3 is edible, which means definitely don't forage unless you know what you're doing...

FAMILY FIRST said...

You're finally back in action!

linda said...

Good to have you back! Hope your schedule will allow for some baking and cooking!

Ruth E said...

Mushroom fried rice is a great dish.

Loved the question at the end - i didn't get it right but thankfully I stick to mushrooms I get in store lol

Stop Smoking said...

That's a really great rice dish.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice to see you back after a long pause. Recipe looks perfect. Recycling leftover is really a awesome job.

mikky said...

Yey!!! I'm glad you're back!!! :)
Happy Thanksgiving, I'm glad you had a great time, that place is so gorgeous... and my good, good wishes to your new house... and oh boy, the rice, fantastic... btw, i'll be passing an award to you, that's my welcome back treat to you, and you deserve it... but i still have to post it by tom or the next day... :)

Adam said...

Yay you're back! I saw my email this morning and got super excited. I hope you enjoyed your vacation, and that you came back to the food universe. Ya know life hasn't been the same without your sugar induced Friday craziness dude :)

Ning said...

Welcome back, girl! Missed you! :) And what a way for a comeback, mushroom rice and lots of pictures!!

glamah16 said...

Welcome back!

Rosie said...

Welcome back it's lovely to see you blogging again, you've been missed!!

Lovely pics and wishing all the best in your new home :)

Rosie x

Jescel said...

wohoo! wow, a new house, a vacation, and this rice recipe... what more do you ask for? lol... glad you're back!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Welcome back! The fried rice looks delicious and the place where you were staying at was just so nice, so country and quiet!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Welcome back!!! We also missed you, hope all is going well in the new house!

Leslie said...

Welcome back!! I hasnt been the same without you!!

Sidney said...

Wow! Welcome back... I was getting hungry !

Congratulations with your new home!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I'm so happy to have you back, Dhanggit's Kitchen! Congrats on the house. That's just wonderful.

Suzana said...

Dhanggit, good to see you!! I'm deeply in love with all kind of mushrooms at the moment - this has to be tasty!

white on rice couple said...

We missed you too! Welcome back and it feels really good to see your beautiful dishes again!
I can't believe you were without internet for that long! Wow, I wouldn't know what to do....how sad,huh?

tigerfish said...

You must be enjoying your new house now...and of course a new kitchen ;p

Shalimar said...

this is what i miss from france and italy so badly.. wala sa florida to...
congratulations on your new house.

ChichaJo said...

Glad to see you are settled into your new home! Enjoy! :)

Marvin said...

Welcome back dhanggit! And congrats on your new home.

haze said...

It FABULOUS, next time bring us with you okay !

Like this recipe simple, easy and just delicioso !!!

Lori Lynn said...

Congratulations on your new home. May it be a place of joy and happiness for family and friends.

Piggy said...

Congrats on your new home! It's now 2am and I'm feeling hungry after seeing the picture of your fried rice. ;-)