Gynura Procumbens Stir Fry with Omelette August 03 2013
One of my favorite simple foods to make is onion, tomato omelette served over rice. You can make this for breakfast or anytime of the day. Sometimes for breakfast I like to have the omelette without any fillers with it. Using the omelette in a sandwich would be just as yummy, but rice is one of those comfort foods for me.
tomatoes (as many as you like. I used 20 of my cherry tomatoes)
1 or 2 eggs (depending on portion you like)
a few Gynura Procumben leaves
rice or bread *optional* (I used red rice mixture, but anything except white rice would be healthier. Wholewheat is better than white for bread)
sea salt and pepper to taste
Oil that takes high heat (I used unrefine coconut oil, but canola or sunflower oil can be other options)
Pour a little oil in a pan and set it to medium high heat. Give it a short moment for oil to heat (usually takes just 20 seconds or so). Cut onion to thin slices and carefully add them in the pan then allow it to soften a little. Stir the onions now and then to keep it from burning.
Cut tomatoes into smaller chunks then add them in. Set heat to medium or medium low and let everything slowly cook to soften and caramelize. Push the ingredients around now and then will prevent things from sticking to the pan and burning.
Crack 1 or 2 eggs in a separate bowl and use a fork to whisk. Whisking until the yolk and egg white mix a bit will be enough. Add a small pinch of sea salt and pepper for taste. This is to flavor the food a bit. If you want to make it a little more salty you can sprinkle a little more salt on top before serving. This will give you more control on how salty your food gets. You can always add more, but taking something away in cooking would be difficult!
When onions and tomatoes became to caramelize, it's time for the egg to go in! If the pan looks a little dry at this point you can add a little more oil to fry the egg. Now increase heat to medium high and wait for about 8 seconds so oil heats up. Now slowly pour the egg over the ingredients and let it cook to harden a bit. When the egg binds more with everything set heat to medium and let it cook until omelette takes shape.
Slice Gynura Procumbens thinly. When omelette is more harden (not runny), add the Gynura in. I like to add Gynura last so it won't get cooked for very long. You can flip the omelette over and let the other side cook evenly. Serve it with a side of rice or bread! I had some left over rice so I just added a thin layer of rice on top of the omelette to warm it. I pressed the rice into the omelette firmly so it forms as a second layer then cut them in squares. You totally don't need to do that! haha *Enjoy!* :D
- If the pan starts to smoke or create burning smell turn heat down a little. You want to cook your food, not burn it.
- Using a non-stick pan is always easier to fry eggs, but remember not to use metal utensils to prevent scraping any material on the non-stick pan. That stuff is not healthy for you!
- If you want to keep the nutritional benefits of Gynura Procumbens keep it as raw as possible in your food. Over cooking it can reduce the benefits of them.