December a busy month but I found time to go to the weekly laiki, farmer’s market. I coud not miss it, I can go to other markets but this is the only day I find the flower stall with good quality of star gazers and other seasonal flowers. So last Saturday, armed with my big knapsack so I can carry oranges, mandarins, apples while the delicate leaves on one hand the other hand with my flowers off I went. As soon I came back I was famished but I went on cleaning the fridge. Checking left overs. ..less than half of the organic roast chicken, bit of steamed rice, my last cranberry (from Norway) and few bits and bobs.
I roasted that chicken last Thursday, for a chicken deprived like me a simple roast was a feast. I was in France when avian flu hit Greece last Oct 17th. Since then I have simply stopped buying chicken until I find a good source. But of course as the reports said that the suspected bird flu case turned negative.
But I was given an ORGANIC CHICKEN certified by Bio Hellas one of the organic certifications here in Greece. It’s abit expensive for 6.50 euro a kilo,I had to ask the price, rude me but I need to know if I can afford such luxury!
I salted it inside out with Herbamare a natural sea salt with celery, leek, cress, onions, chives, parsley, lovage, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and kelp. Stuffed it with fresh rosemary, spring onions, ginger and lemon. I added a bit of soya and drizzle with organic olive oil. Succulent!!!
While it was roasting I was literally salivating, imagine thats over a month I had not eaten chicken. Left over was added to my chicken fried rice.
On Waitrose Food Illustrated February 2004 edition (thats almost 2 years ago but I certainly didnt forget this issue) there is Ken Hom’s Egg Fried Rice. It says:
“The classic combo of rice fried with eggs, sesame oil and veg is one of the best ways to use up fridge left overs”
I don’t really need his step step guidance as my own different versions are quite legendary. Hah pompous! But what made me remember this edition is, that a whole page are just photos of the ingredients. See I love visuals and I always wanted to learn more of the graphic side of layout. When I find new recipes, it always the photos that sort of “pull me.. try me”.
Chicken Fried Rice
Julienne the omelette
What’s your favourite kind of fried rice?
For some of you, Waitrose is a supermarket chain in UK, an upmarket one , my sister calls it, supermarket for the posh!