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National Egg Day

Today is the perfect day to get a crack on celebrating this versatile food with a day all its own.

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, "Eggs are a nutrient-rich food that has gone back and forth with science and nutritionists over the decades with people asking how many eggs are too many for a healthy diet. Whatever the decision is this year, we know one egg provides an excellent source of protein and vitamin D. At 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, it's an easy choice to satisfy hunger, too.


5 Egg-celent Facts


  1. About 100 billion eggs are produced by American egg farmers each year. 

  2. Fresh eggs are hard to peel.

  3. The average American consumes about 285 eggs a year. 

  4. Egg shells can have more than 17,000 pores.

  5. Storing eggs upside down makes them last longer. 


Eggs are easily seasoned and pair well with vegetables to increase the nutritional value of a meal. Eggs are an essential ingredient to baked goods and are a part of our everyday diets. There's so much to celebrate in these small packages."

In honor of today, here's a few ways you can homage:

📍Have a fried egg sandwich for lunch.

📍Share your favorite egg recipe.

📍Try this recipe: SCRAMBLED EGG FOO YONG

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups instant long-grain white rice

  • 2 1/2 cups water, divided

  • 8   eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1/3 cup green onions with tops, sliced

  • 1/3 cup celery, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts, rinsed and drained

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 4 ounces uncooked medium fresh shrimp (2/3 cup), peeled and deveined

  • 3 tablespoons stir-fry sauce or light soy sauce (optional)


DIRECTIONS


  1. In Large Micro-Cooker®, combine rice and 2 cups of the water. Microwave according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, in Classic Batter Bowl, beat eggs, remaining 1/2 cup water and salt with Stainless Whisk; set aside. Slice mushrooms with Egg Slicer Plus®. Slice green onions using Utility Knife. Coarsely chop celery with Food Chopper.

  3. Add mushrooms, green onions, celery and bean sprouts to (12-in.) Skillet. Drizzle with sesame oil. Cook vegetables over medium-high heat 2 minutes, stirring with Bamboo Spoon. Add shrimp; continue cooking 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6-7 minutes, until shrimp turn opaque and eggs are set. Serve with rice and stir-fry sauce, if desired.


Yield: 4  servings


Nutrients per serving:

Calories 390, Fat 13 g, Sodium 560 mg, Dietary Fiber 1 g


Your Pampered Chef Cook’s Tips:

Garnish cooked rice with fresh carrot zested with the Zester/Scorer and additional sliced green onions.

Sesame oil, made from sesame seed, is a highly flavored oil. You only need a teaspoon to flavor this dish. It comes in both light and dark varieties, and either is fine to use here. Look for sesame oil in the grocery aisle with other oils or in the Asian food section of your supermarket.

2 Qt MICRO COOKER: #100009

CLASSIC BATTER BOWL: #2431

STAINLESS STEEL WHISK #2475

EGG SLICER PLUS #1182

UTILITY KNIFE #100842

FOOD CHOPPER #2585

12 INCH STAINLESS NON-STICK SKILLET #2088

BAMBOO SPOON SET #1674


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ACTION STEP: In Chinese Restaurants this dish is prepared pancake-style, but we’ve stirred up a simple egg scramble and added the traditional ingredients for Asian flavor flair, so invite your friends and family over and let me know in the comments how it turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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