Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekly Menu November 23-27

Okay so I know its been a long while since I did one of these but I haven't been up to anything noteworthy lately. But today I had one that I just had to put up.

Deer Fried Rice

Yes you read that right. Deer Fried Rice. I live in the country and wild game is plentiful. One of my dad's coworkers got some deer and decided to hook him up with some. I needed something to eat this week for lunch at work and I'm a bit low on cash. Remember necessity is the mother of invention.

About 1lb of deer meat cut into strips - Okay for those of you that have probably never seen a deer outside of tv you can use just about any meat you can get your hands on beef, chicken, pork, etc...

Cooked Rice - I used one of those Boil 'n' Bags of rice. Didn't need a lot so I didn't feel like cooking proper rice.

1 1lb. bag of Frozen Peas - Just one of those Bird's Eye bags of frozen peas on the steamer bag. But don't cook them yet, we're going to stir fry them.

1 can of Mushrooms - Simple can of mushrooms from the store.

For seasoning:
Italian Seasoning
Five Spice
Black Pepper
Garlic Powder
Ground Ginger
(But feel free to use your own choices)

First you gonna cook your meat in the oven. Spray a cooking pan and put some seasoning on it then lay your meat on top of it then put some more seasoning on of that. The effect is get seasoning on the top and bottom of the meat (so don't go crazy with it). Pour in about 4 tblsp. of vinegar and about 4 tblsp. and here is the key, cover the pan with tin foil. Place it in the oven at 200 degrees for about 1 hour (you will have to change the temperature and time depending on your meat). This would be a good time to prepare your rice by whatever method. Once it is finished cooking you will notice that there is some juice built up in the pan. SAVE IT!!! In fact just put the pan of meat to the side and we will get back to it later.

Okay let's get a skillet out put some oil in it and heat it up its time to fry it up. First off add your mushrooms and seasoning and let them fry for a bit. Next you want to add the frozen peas, still frozen, and cover the skillet. You want to let them go for about 5min. or at least until you can take one of the peas out of the pan and eat it and its not cold. Next you want to add the rice and mix it altogether and let it fry for a few more minutes. Now remember than juice that was in the pan of meat you cooked earlier? Add it and stir it in. The juice may seem to just sit there but it will evaporate and the rice will absorb it. Turn off the heat and you have Deer Fried Rice.

That's all there is to it.