With the hot weather we´ve been having, the desire to cook has been low. But…a girl and her Big Man have to eat, so the other night we decided on some grilled langoustines with some vegetable fried rice to accompany it. Fried rice is an alien concept to most Spaniards, so Big Man had visions of me deep frying individual grains of rice or making some sort of croquette.
To his relief, and mine (due to the heat), it was a simple dish with only the smallest amount of oil and frying involved.
I boiled some rice (I used brown, but the choice is yours). While this was cooking I fried a finely chopped onion and two crushed cloves of garlic in a very small amount of oil in a non stick pan until it started to look brown at the edges. Then I added finely chopped courgette and a long thin green pepper and continued to stir fry them.
In a separate pan I made the thinnest omelette known to man! Whisk one egg and pour into a lightly oiled pan- almost as if you were making a crêpe – and make a very thin omelette. Flip it over to get both sides lightly browned and slide onto a plate to cool a little.
When the rice is cooked, drain well and add to the vegetables. There´s no need to add more oil if you have a good pan as you will now almost dry fry it. Season with salt and pepper and every few minutes give it a stir until the rice starts to brown.
Roll up the world´s thinnest omelette and cut it into fine shreds. Sprinkle these eggy shreds over the top of your rice, mix gently and serve.