One dish goodness

Over the past few weeks, I have had a few successful attempts at one-dish meals that tastes pretty decent and that I really enjoyed. The best part about them is that they are pretty easy to prepare. Minimal effort for a yummy home-cooked meal 🙂 A pity I did not take any photos. Thought I would record this for future reference as these are dishes I would want to cook regularly. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget what works and what is nice.

1) Simple Fried rice

Ingredients: (For 2 adults and a tot)

  • Cooked rice (1 cup of rice)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 4-5 Hotdogs (I usually use luncheon meat but I was out of it)
  • 2 Eggs
  • Frozen mixed vegetable
  • Oil for frying
  • Light soy sauce
  • Sesame oil

Method:

  1. Precook rice in the rice cooker.
  2. Fry the egg and set aside for later
  3. Add oil to the pan. Fry the garlic and onions until fragrant. Add the rice and the other ingredients. Fry and mix everything together. Add light soy sauce and sesame oil and continue to stir and fry for a while.
  4. Ready to serve.

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 2) Cabonara

I got this recipe from Campbell soup website. And it tasted awesome for home-cooked cream based pasta. I have tried some other brands for cream based pasta sauce and so far have not found one that I like. But thumbs up for Prego Cabonara Mushroom sauce!

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3) Yee Mee noodle soup

Missed this dish that my mum used to cook for me during confinement (she would add liver too) so decided to give it a go. For soup dishes, the stock is critical to how tasty the dish is. I don’t make stock often, so it’s pretty experimental. And this time round, the experiment was successful 🙂

Ingredients: Ingredients: (For 2 adults and a tot)

  • ikan bilis
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 packet 250ml swanson clear chicken both
  • Water 1.2  litre
  • 3 pieces of yee mee noodles
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Porkball and fishball from supermarket
  • Crabstick
  • Mince meat
  • Cooked frozen scallops
  • 3 eggs
  • Fried shallots

Method:

  1. To prepare the stock, rinse the ikan bilis, chop the onion into a few pieces and remove the garlic skin. In a pot, fry them till fragrant. Then add 1.2 litres of water and simmer for 90 minutes. Add the swanson clear broth. Drain and remove the garlic, ikan bilis and onion. Stock is ready for use.
  2. Marinate the mince meat using some light soy sauce and sesame oil.
  3. Add the noodles to the boiling stock.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients (I added the mince meat first followed by the rest of the cooked ingredients).
  5. Add the eggs.
  6. Scoop into individual bowls and add shallots for garnishing.