I wasn’t planning on sharing this but then it turned out so good I snapped a few photos and here I am.
I’m hoping it gives you a few ideas on using leftovers in a new way.
The other day I made Simple Cumin-Dusted Bone-In Pork Chops with baked sweet potato fries. We ended up having one chop left plus 15 or so fries. It was hard for me to not just not eat them — I have a habit of being the family “garbage disposal,” consuming whatever we have left after dinner instead of saving them.
I’m working on it.
Anyway, I pulled out the chop and fries and for some reason “fried rice” popped into my head. I hesitated a bit as I wasn’t sure how the sweet potatoes would taste in the rice but I’m glad I took a shot. They added a nice creamy sweetness!
Surprisingly, The Husband ate this and he doesn’t even like sweet potatoes! The kids were a bit harder to convince but I got them to take a bite. Me? phft I could have eaten the whole batch as my meal. I’m a throw-everything-in-one-pot kind of girl. It was TASTY!
Here’s what I did… I realize this is very specific to what I had on hand but again, take the idea and run with it using your leftovers!
- 1 leftover Simple Cumin-Dusted Bone-In Pork Chop
- Large handful of baby spinach, chopped
- 15 or so leftover sweet potato fries, cut into small pieces
- About 2 cups of cooked brown rice (I used a pack of Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Rice)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
Cut away all the meat from the bone of the leftover pork chop. Cut into cubes.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
Warm the pork for a minute in the skillet. Add the spinach and sweet potatoes. Once the spinach cooks down a little, add the rice.
Toss everything until well combined and warmed through. Add the soy sauce, mix well, and cook for a minute just to combine the flavors.
Remove from the heat and enjoy!
I served it alongside tilapia and broccoli. It was a super quick, tasty dinner!
I’m REALLY estimating this nutritional info but I wanted to share something to give you an idea. I’m basing it on 4 servings of a side dish but again, double the servings and it makes a great meal!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||~2/3 of a cup – 1/4 of the recipe|
|215||7g||2g||old: 4.5||new: 6|