Thursday, March 27, 2008

Roger's Camp Food Delite

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This recipe was popular with Japanese-Americans during World War II in internment camps and closely resembles fried rice. It is submitted by my brother, Roger Shimomura, of Lawrence, Kansas, pictured here at his retirement party in 2004.

1 can Vienna sausages, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 large eggs
1 tsp salt
Pepper (to taste)
4 T oil for stir-frying, as needed
4 cups cooked Japanese rice
1 – 2 T soy sauce

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. Fry the onions. Add the rice. Stir-fry for a few minutes, using chopsticks or a wooden spoon to break it apart. Stir in the soy sauce as desired. When the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Serve hot and with ketchup. You can also substitute Spam or wieners for the Vienna sausages.

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