Friday, December 05, 2008

Fried Macaroni

I have some left over whole wheat macaroni in the pantry from I don’t know when. I suspect it might be over 1 year old but it’s still good. I am not a Mac and cheese person so I just fry it similar to fried rice style. With some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and few other ingredients lunch is taken care of in no time.

Ingredients :

1 1/2 cup of macaroni - boil till al-dente
1 piece of chicken breast – cut small (I used leftover turkey)
10 shrimp – peel and clean
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot - julienned
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of chili paste – I used sirachi chili sauce
2 tbsp of sauce
1 tsp of dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp of sugar
salt to taste
2 spring onions – cut 1” length

1. Heat oil in wok. Add onion slices and garlic and stir-fry till fragrant and lightly brown.
2. Add meat, shrimp and carrot and stir-fry until meat is cooked.
3. Add a bit of water (about half a cup) and put in the pasta. Stir-fry for a few second and add in all the rest of the seasoning. Stir until everything is well combined.
4. Lastly add in the spring onions. Give it a quick stir and dish out. Serve warm.

16 comments:

Cathy said...

I love the combination of flavors in this dish. Combining shrimp and turkey sound yummy. Good comfort food.

Happy cook said...

Tgis is really clever doing a fry like this.
When i read the title i thought you were depp frying them. :-)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good! I love to use pasta to fry in Chinese way too. :)

Foodbox said...

I love the spicy kick! I got something for you over at my blog too..

CY said...

This is a very cool idea, I always boil too much pasta so this would be a good way to use up left over cooked pasta! (and not have to eat the exact same thing the next day!)

Thanks for sharing! :)

Beachlover said...

Gert I also cook this pasta this way but with outshrimp..I whack the whole pasta by myself coz Mishu like Mac and cheese..now she eat like real american*sigh*

tigerfish said...

Fried macaroni! Yippee!
Woops, I am just like a kid when I see macaroni. Happy!

mycookinghut said...

I don't like Mac n Cheese.. it's too filling for me I think. This style suits me :O)
I do sometimes do Oriental style of stir-fry for pasta too :)

ICook4Fun said...

Cathy, it's a good way to get rid of leftovers turkey and pasta :)

Happy cook, over here some restaurant do serve deep fried mac and cheese.

LCOM, a good way to finish off the leftover boil pasta. I should try frying other type of pasta too :)

Foodbox, thanks for the award.

CY, we always boil too much of pasta so this is a good way to finish it :)

Lesley, Mishu is half white so you can't blame her for liking western food :)

Tigerfish, ha ha

Mycookinghut, I too find Mac and chesse too cheesy :)

VG said...

Great idea for leftovers. I dislike throwing food out myself so this is a great way to 'recycle'!

Debbie said...

That dish looks and sounds great!

Katy said...

Can this be made vegetarian?

Big Boys Oven said...

my favourite dish when I was in Uni! Very handy to make and to desire!

ICook4Fun said...

VG, I always recycle my leftovers :)

Debbie, I am sure your son will love this.

Katy, why not. Just omit the shrimps and meat and you can add other vegetables and tofu to it.

BBO, quick and easy meal.

AP Wagner said...

That sounds delicious. You should try deep fried ice cream for dessert. I would recommend a tempura batter, with caramel on top. ;)

ICook4Fun said...

AP, I am still too scare that the ice-cream will melt on me :)