I recently bought 50lbs of rice. Yes, I said 50lbs of rice. I think we might be eating lots of rice in the near future. At the time 50lbs seemed like such a great idea. We have been eating a lot of rice recently and since we don’t live close to any stores I like to stock up on things.
It was also cheaper, we did save a few cents a pound, not a lot, but we did save. Rice also lasts a long time. It really doesn’t go bad.
But when I got home after purchasing my 50lb bag of rice, it hit me that I now had to deal with 50lbs of rice. I am now wondering what I was thinking when I bought the 50lb bag. I really think the 25lb bag would have been plenty of rice for quite awhile.
So, now I get to get creative and find ways to use my 50lb bag of rice. I see stir fry, fried rice, meat and gravy over rice, etc. I hope you all like rice because I see lots of rice recipes coming to my site over the next few months.
Today’s recipe of course contains rice.
We love fried rice. It is one of those things that you can really change up by using different meats or vegetables in it. This recipe is a little different because it uses ground beef, which is not usually in fried rice, but it works well.
This is a good way to use up rice, especially if you are like me and have 50lbs of it. This is an easy and frugal meal that my whole family loved.
Beef Fried Rice
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup finely chopped carrots
- 1 cup celery, finely chopped (optional)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (or use a little fresh if you have some)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 5 cups cooked long grain rice
- 2 eggs, scrambled
- 1/3 -1/2 cup soy sauce
In a large skillet, brown beef. Drain all but 2-3 tablespoons fat and add garlic, carrots, celery, and onion cook until onions are slightly tender. Then add mushrooms and cook until all vegetables are tender. Add ginger, salt, pepper, rice and eggs; stir until well mixed and eggs are cooked. Add soy sauce and heat through.