Going through my back-log of photos to post, this picture catches my eye. Not just because I remember how delicious it was, but because I can’t, for the life of me, remember the name of the restaurant-leftover that inspired it. I do, however, know the restaurant, since my family goes there quite frequently for yummy food… here we go. My brother’s food blog; if you scroll down about halfway to the picture of a big platter of “red steak” as he calls it, that’s what it is. Big slabs of steak cooked with a red sauce, lots of onions, and this drizzly sweet sauce that goes deliciously with rice.
When you go to the restaurant, normally an order comes as a platter and you order bowls of rice to go with it. But if you order it to take home, there’s an option (which may be available at the restaurant as well, actually) to have it as a “rice” dish, whereupon it comes in a takeout container half-filled with rice, then topped with the meat/onions/sauce combination. But the rice they give you with it is “fried” with scrambled eggs and something about it has always pleased me- the eggs taste sweeter than a regular scrambled egg.
Since I was faced with a big container of the meat/onions/sauce, I decided to try my hand at recreating. I cut up all of the meat into bite size pieces and set that aside. Scrambled an egg with a teaspoonish of sugar, then proceeded to cook it. Once it was cooked and crumbled up a bit, I added some day (or more) old white rice I had in the fridge, tossed it around a bit in the pan till it was warmed through, and dumped the whole container of meat/onions/sauce on top and mixed it together, heating it through again.
And you know what? I think it was close to dead on to how theirs tastes, maybe even better.
Happy cooking & eating!!!