Vegetarian Sizzling Rice
My son, a normally picky eater, loves this combination of rice and vegetarian hot dogs. The trick is in the technique, not the ingredients.
2 cups onion-flavored brown rice, cooked and at least a day old
4 vegetarian hot dogs
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
salt, to taste
Microwave the vegetarian hot dogs for about 2 minutes, or till completely hot. Don’t overcook.
Pour 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large, high quality, non-stick frying pan. Turn on heat to medium high.
While oil is heating, slit each hot dog into four lengthwise quarters. Chop each quarter into small bits, the smaller the better.
Place two cups of cold rice into a microwave bowl. Set the timer for 2-3 minutes.
When the oil is very hot, standing back to avoid being splattered, throw the bits of hot dog into the pan. The hot dog should begin to immediately sizzle and burn slightly. Allow the hot dog to cook till the pieces are dark on at least two sides.
Add the hot rice, and cook, stirring constantly for another few minutes, or until rice has absorbed the spicy flavor of the hot dogs.
Add salt, to taste.
Note: To make onion-flavored brown rice, prepare brown rice according to instructions on the wrapper but add 1 single size package of onion soup mix per cup of raw rice when the water is stirred in.