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Norv's Fried Rice


This stuff is AWESOME!

"As with my Dad's other 'creations' there is a procedure. Again, it's worth going through and goes fairly quickly after you've done it once. People used to tell him to 'fill the bathtub with the stuff' it was loved so much by so many people. This recipe is based on the fried rice he'd get while in Okinawa. The owner of the restaruant refused to give him the 'secret flavoring' until right before he returned to the states, whereupon he took Dad to the back of his restaraunt and opened a closet to show him the 'secret ingredient'. Lo and behold, Heinz Ketchup lined the shelves." ~Shawna Nero Newton

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  • Optional (most people find it completely unnecessary):
  • White rice
  • bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 container of mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 4-5 eggs
  • 4-6 pork chops
  • Ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Soy Sauce


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Step 1

Cook pork chops. Cut into bite-size pieces and set aside.

Scramble eggs. Set aside.

Saute mushrooms with half the chopped onion. Set aside.

Cook rice in a Dutch oven. Usually 4-6 cup's-worth is plenty. You are cooking this in such a large pot in order to mix the other ingredients and warm through.

Once rice is cooked, add your ingredients that have been set aside along with the rest of the chopped green onion.

Now, here comes the secret: Add JUST enough ketchup to color the rice a very pale orange. VERY pale. Heat through, stirring without mushing the rice. You just want to blend all ingredients.

Serve immediately and salt and pepper to taste individually.

This stuff is so addicting, eating it lukewarm is almost standard so you don't need to keep it hot. It microwaves very well to reheat for lunches, etc.


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