Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fried Rice....Guam Style!!!

Everyone loves fried rice. Basically fried rice is just another way to enjoy leftovers. But done right, it makes one great breakfast served along with your usual breakfast items. Talk about powering up for the day.......

Well here's the picture:

And here's the recipe:

Fried Rice with Corned Beef, Spam and Sigidiyas (Wing Beans)
By Lupe Olivas

Fried rice is traditionally a dish that combines leftover rice and other items that you may have leftover. But it is such a wonderful and popular dish that leftovers are not always used. Now more and more


3 cups of cooked rice
3 eggs
4 short green sigidiyas (wing beans)
½ cup of julienned carrots
3 cloves of garlic
½ can of Spam
1 can of corned beef
Bacon grease (leftover from frying bacon)
Soy sauce (to taste)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

  1. Julienne the carrots or buy the carrots already julienned in the bag.
  2. Mince 3 garlic.
  3. Dice Spam.
  4. Slice sigidiyas (wing beans) crossways about 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
  5. Remove 3 eggs from shells and scramble in a bowl.
  6. Remove corned beef from can. 
  1. Using a large cast iron frying pan, put in 2 tbsp of bacon grease (oil).
  2. Sautee 3 cloves of minced garlic.
  3. Add 3 cups of rice. We eat Jasmine at our home. But any cooked rice will do.
  4. Fry the rice until it gets warm. Add soy sauce to taste.
  5. In a separate fry pan, fry up one can of corned beef. Discard the oil. Continue frying until cooked to your liking. Place corned beef aside in a bowl.
  6. Fry the diced Spam using the bacon grease.
  7. Using the same fry pan, fry up the sigidiyas (wing beans) in a little bacon grease.
  8. Do the same with 3 eggs but scramble them in one tbsp of butter.

 Finishing Off:
  1. Now combine all the ingredients together over medium heat stirring constantly.
  2. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Add more soy sauce to your taste if needed.
  4. Garlic powder and diced green onions for garnish optional.

Once everything is blended serve hot on the table.

Easy operation. Most of the work is in the preparation.

Until next time....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pineapple Cream Pie....Mom's Recipe!!

Well since we have been posting desserts, let me post one of my all time mother's Pineapple Cream Pie. 

Pineapple Cream Pie


1 Pkg   9-inch Baked Pie Crust (Pillsbury Frozen Pie Crust or Betty Crocker) or make your own.
2 Cans 20oz. Crushed Pineapple w/heavy syrup, drained
2 Egg yolks
2 Cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tsp. salt
5 Tbls corn starch
2 Tbls butter
1 Tsp. vanilla


Prepare pie crust according to directions & set aside, allow to cool.

Over medium heat combine the 2 egg yolks, milk, sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Stir constantly and bring to boil. Mixture will thicken rapidly. When thickened, remove from heat.

Stir in butter, drained crushed pineapple and vanilla.

Pour into cooled pie crust and let pie cool.

Refrigerate until firm.

That's all there is to it. So simple.

Until next time....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sometimes We Just Have to Have Dessert!!!!

Hey, with all the cooking and grilling that we do,  a meal wouldn't be complete without a good dessert. My wife, Lupe, got this recipe for Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches, while watching TV. 

Here is the recipe:

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches w/ cream cheese filling
Recipe by Chefs Peter Duenas and Lorena Manibusan, Meskla Restaurant, Guam

Ingredients for cookie batter:
½ cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1½ tsp red food coloring
1 tbsp milk

Ingredients for cream cheese filling:
¼ cup softened butter
8 oz. softened cream chees
½ cup powdered sugar

Pre-heat oven to 375 F
Mix ingredients in the following order:
Fold the butte with granulated sugar;
Add in the vanilla;
Add in the eggs;
Fold in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda;
Next fold in the powdered cocoa and 1 tsp salt;
Now add the red food coloring and milk and mix everything together until you have a smooth batter.

Next use a small ice cream scoop for portion control and drop the batter on a cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
Bake at 375 F for about 10 minutes.

Take out of the oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.

Directions for cream cheese filling:
To make the cream cheese filling, take the softened butter and whip it until it is creamy in texture.
Fold in the cream cheese and add the powdered sugar slowly until you have a creamy filling.

Putting it all together:
Take one cookie and add filling, thickness depends on your personal taste. Cover with another cookie to create the sandwich. 

You have got to try this. Super delicious.

For all you macho men out there, you can substitute the glass of milk for a pint of ice cold beer!!!!

Until next time....