Bacon and Zucchini Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa slaninom i tikvicama

Yes, I know; another fried rice recipe! But since that’s such an awesome way for using up random stuff in your fridge, I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. Sorry – not sorry. I happened to have a small, lonely piece of bacon in my fridge and decided to use it up in this recipe too. And since everything with bacon tastes amazing, this dish turned out quite delicious.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.52 EUR per serving / 3.04 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.03 EUR)

¼ cup finely diced bacon (0.53 EUR)

1 carrot (0.10 EUR)

1 red bell pepper (0.40 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

6 Portobello mushrooms (0.60 EUR)

1 zucchini (0.27 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 cups precooked cold rice (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp fish sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and thinly slice all the veggies and mushrooms. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Place a deep pan or a wok on high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in a tablespoon of oil and the bacon, then cook for a few minutes until the bacon starts lightly crisping up. Now throw in chopped up carrot, bell pepper, onion and garlic. Cook until the veggies start to slightly caramelizing before adding in the mushrooms and zucchini. Give those another few minutes, so most of the water evaporates.

Push everything to one side of your pan and add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the empty wok bottom. Turn the whisked eggs out on the oil and cook for a minute or two, while gently folding them over with a spatula. Once the eggs are cooked through, give a good stir and add in the rice, Gochujang, ketchup, soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil. Stir-fry for a few more minutes, until the rice slightly crisps up. Serve immediately.

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Da, da, sve znam; još jedan recept za prženu rižu! Ali pošto je to tako savršen način za iskoristiti sve ostatke koji su vam se nakupili u frižideru, uopće ne planiram s time prestati. Žao mi je, ali nije mi žao. Uz sve ostale sastojke, imala sam u frižideru i tužni, usamljeni komadić špeka koji sam također odlučila ubaciti u recept. A pošto sve sa špekom ima savršen okus, ovo je jelo također ispalo odlično.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 11,35 kn po porciji / 22,70 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice slanine nasjeckane na sitne kockice (4,00 kn)

1 mrkva (0,75 kn)

1 crvena paprika babura ili roga (3,00 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

6 šampinjona (4,50 kn)

1 tikvica (2,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 šalice već kuhane hladne riže (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica ribljeg umaka (0,50 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i tanko narežite svo povrće i gljive. U maloj zdjelici razmutite jaja i stavite ih na stranu. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugriju. Dodajte žlicu ulja, pa par minuta kuhajte slaninu da se lagano zahrska. Sada dodajte nasjeckanu mrkvu, papriku, luk i češnjak. Kuhajte uz povremeno miješanje dok se povrće ne počne blago karamelizirati prije nego ubacite gljive i tikvicu. Ostavite još koju minutu, tako da većina vode ispari.

Špatulom sve pogurajte na jednu stranu woka i oslobodite dno. Na tako prazno dno dodajte preostalu žlicu ulja pa na ulje iskrenite razmućena jaja. Kuhajte ih koju minutu, uz nježno presavijanje špatulom. Kada ju jaja gotova, sve dobro promiješajte i ubacite rižu, Gochujang, kečap, soja sos, riblji umak i sezamovo ulje. Kuhajte sve uz povremeno miješanje još nekoliko minuta, sve dok se riža blago ne zahrska. Poslužite odmah.

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Bacon and Zucchini Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa slaninom i tikvicama

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