Sunday, September 26, 2010


My kids were wanting to eat with chopsticks for some reason. We made this and really liked it. The egg rolls are better I think than the ones you get at restaurants and the kids really liked the fried rice.

Lumpia - Filipino Egg rolls

1 Tb vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup minced carrots
1/2 cup cabbage, sliced thin
1 lb ground pork
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
30 egg roll wrappers
oil for frying

  • Cook pork. Remove and set aside. Drain grease, leaving a thin coating. Cook garlic and onion in pan for 2 minutes. Stir in pork, carrots, green onions, cabbage and seasonings. Remove from heat and let cool enough to handle.
  • Place 3 Tablespoons of filling diagonally near one corner of each wrapper, leaving a 1 1/2 inch space at both ends. Fold the side along the length of the filling over the filling, tuck in both ends and roll neatly. Keep the roll tight as you assemble. Moisten the other side of the wrapper with water and seal the edge.
  • Put those you don't want to eat now in a freezer bag and stick in the freezer. (I usually double the recipe so I will have half for later.) Cook the rest in oil for 1-2 minutes a side until all the sides are brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately. You can also cook them in the oven if you prefer at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Fried Rice

1-2 green onions, chopped
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed
4 cups cold cooked rice
1 - 2 tablespoons light soy sauce or oyster sauce, as desired

  • Wash and finely chop the green onion. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.

    Heat a wok or frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggs. Cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. Remove the eggs and clean out the pan.

    Add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the rice. Stir-fry for a few minutes, using chopsticks or a wooden spoon to break it apart. Stir in the
    soy sauce or oyster sauce as desired.

    When the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Stir in the green onion. Serve hot.


jamie hixon said...

Maybe I'll make this for myself sometime. I'm pretty sure that I would be the only one in our house eating this food. But it sounds GOOD. Drat that I have a picky family.

T-Ray said...

How fun. How did the kids do with the chop sticks? Sometimes I still have trouble with them.