This is a quick and easy meal for a weeknight that everyone will enjoy. You can use your favorite protein type!
I will share with you something that I think many people would find interesting.
It’s amazing how your imagination can wander into crazy and imaginative thoughts while you are sitting in the chair with laughing gas coming through your nose. I felt relaxed until the doctor stuck that needle in my gums.
As the doctor was applying pressure to my tooth, I couldn’t stop thinking about how it would fly out of my teeth, bounce off the wall, and then blood would start shooting, like in the movie Kill Bill. This vision kept playing in my mind until the doctor said, “Okay, it’s out.”
As promised, here’s my favorite pancetta-fried rice recipe. The leftovers of this dish are brought to work with a large bottle of Sriracha. This is a simple and quick one-pot dish that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. You can also add any leftover veggies to your fridge.
Don’t forget to add a fried yolk when you are done. The fried egg is a great accompaniment to the pancetta. The dish will also look more appealing!
First, let’s start with some pancetta. I used to buy it from my local Italian baker in a large chunk, but I’ve become too lazy to go all the way there. I now pick up pre-cut pancetta from Trader Joe’s.
- Divide two tablespoons of olive oil into equal parts.
- 4 ounces pancetta, diced
- Two cloves garlic, minced
- One small onion diced
- Half a cup of frozen corn
- Half a cup of frozen peas
- Peel and grate two carrots
- Fresh ginger grated to 1 tablespoon
- 3 cups cooked rice
- Three tablespoons soy sauce
- Green onions, two slices
- Four fried eggs for serving
- Sriracha is used for serving.
In a large wok or skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring frequently, until crispy and brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pancetta to a plate lined with paper towels.
Add the garlic and saute for about a minute.
Add the onion and stir often until it is tender. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
Add the carrots, corn, and peas. Stir constantly while cooking until heated, approximately 1-2 minutes.
Add the ginger.
Stir gently to combine. Add the rice, soy sauce, and a little water. Cook with constant stirring until heated through (about 2 minutes).
Add the pancetta and green onions.
If desired, serve immediately with a fried yolk and Sriracha.