Better Than Takeout Fried Rice and Crab Rangoons

Tonight my daughter had an away volleyball game so it was just me and the boyfriend for dinner. So after looking over my cooking board we came up with the idea to make our own Chinese. I love Chinese food, so does my boyfriend, but my daughter…not so much so it makes the perfect food to cook while she’s gone. I made shrimp fried rice and oven “fried” crab rangoons….it tasted so good!

The pins:

Fried rice: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/72057662761465337/

Oven “fried” crab rangoons: http://www.generationyfoodie.com/2012/02/takeout-makeover-crab-rangoon.html

Ingredients ready to cook

Ingredients ready to cook

Fried Rice:

4 cups rice, cooked

1/2 lb meat (I used shrimp)

1  cup peas and carrots

1 white onion chopped (optional)

2 cloves garlic minced

2 eggs

1/4 soy sauce

3 tbsp sesame oil (I used vegetable)

Crab Rangoons:

24 wonton wrappers (I used Nasoya brand)
olive oil cooking spray
8oz lump crab meat
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp curry powder (optional. I omitted this)
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
½ cup reduced fat cream cheese
⅓ cup scallions, washed and thinly sliced

I started by putting the shrimp on to boil and while that cooked I prepared the filling for the crab rangoons.  First I put the wonton wrappers into a oiled muffin tin then I put it aside. I mixed the ginger, Worcestershire sauce, and crab meat and used a fork to chunk it up then you add the cream cheese. By this time the shrimp was done so I poured it into a colander to drain off the water and let the shrimp cool down. I got out my frying pan and heated up the oil then I added the garlic, peas with carrots, and onions to sautee. While this cooked I spooned the filling into the shells then with wet fingers I curled the ends over and sealed them. I put them aside and turned the oven on and let it preheat (as I am doing this I occasionally stir the vegetables in the pan.)

 

ready to cook

ready to cook

As the oven heats up I crack two eggs into the pan and scramble them up, making sure to mix it up really well. Then you add the rice, meat, and, soy sauce and stir it up until heated through. I put the pan of rangoons in the over and cook for ten minutes then pull out when golden brown.

Ready to eat

Ready to eat

It was easy to make and it tasted so good!

Table is ready for dinner!

Table is ready for dinner!

Tips by me: 

#1 I would add more cream cheese and less crab to the rangoons because I like mine really gooey and these were good but not cheesy or gooey enough.

I love how simple it was to make this and it was way better then takeout because I know what was put in there.  I like knowing that my food has no MSG, no preservatives, and real vegetables. The rangoons were even made to be “skinny” and come in at 40 calories per piece amazing! So after I filled my plate I poured me a glass of my favorite wine, Mia Dolce Moscato D’Asti, and enjoyed some healthy and tasty Chinese food!

Happy pinning!!

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Random Funnies

Often times I will pin things I find hilarious so that way when i get feeling sad I can look at them and laugh! Often times I will direct them at people in my life, via Facebook, to make them laugh too. Most often they are directed at my best friend, really like a sister, Larysa because we have the same humor and she would just “get” the joke!

The board: http://www.pinterest.com/aradias/funnies/

My best friend knows what to do!

My best friend knows what to do!

I prefer either Arbor Mist blackberry, last time we drank I woke up with a headache and vague memories of a lot of laughing!, or Moscato D’Asti 😉

Amen!

Amen!

The last one she found especially funny since she is a mom to 5 kids and they often don’t listen to her! Often times I will go with her (and take my 1 child) and help her corral her kids so she can do her shopping. I love those kids dearly but after 20 minutes of “Moooooooooooom Lily touched me!” “No I didn’t! But Aiden hit mmmmeeeeeeeee!!!” I am amazed she still has custody of them all (kidding)!

This is SO us!

This is SO us!

Sounds fun huh??

And one final funny:

Buffy

I HATE Twilight..cannot stand the movies…books…fandom…ANYTHING! So when I found this I started laughing so hard and couldn’t stop because it, IMO, is so true! I watched Buffy as a teen and I loved how she was a strong, positive role model for girls. She didn’t need to be save 24/7! Nope she kicked ass and had fun doing it! Now girl’s look at Bella and want to be her….WHY???…it boggles my mind because she doesn’t do anything as cool as Buffy did. Not to mention the fact that real vampires do not SPARKLE!!! Ugh….

Anyways hope you enjoyed these pins…because they make me laugh all the time!

 

Happy pinning!