Don’t do this more than once a quarter! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. As I finished this bowl of goodness at lunch, I was silently singing “killing me softly with this adobo, killing me softly, with this adobo, spending my whole life, at Vicky Belo’s, killing me softly…” :) You know the song. Oh, and I don’t mean any harm to Ms. Belo’s business in any way, I just meant I would need her services to rid my mid-section of its unusually high fat content if I kept eating more of this! At any rate, what was I to do with about a third of a large garapon (jar) of slowly cooked, no soy sauce adobo, that I did a post on earlier, here? Adobo rice topped with shredded re-fried adobo, OF COURSE!
Take your leftover adobo and shred all of the meat and fat. Put a non-stick pan on high heat, add some fat, then the shredded adobo and don some protective armor as the splattering fat begins…this is admittedly a MESS to make. Then when the meat is browned a bit, add some rice and stir until combined and heated through. If you use enough fat/meat to rice ratio, you will have a wonderful tasting fried adobo rice. It is already delicious in this iteration, but why stop there?
For a Cebuano twist, I did a parallel dish with corn grits instead of rice, method is the same as described in the previous paragraph. Oddly, the corn version seemed to absord a phenomenal amount of the pork fat and came out drier than the fried rice. So if you try this version, think even more fat. Because you may not have enough adobo to flavor huge amounts of rice or corn, I would suggest a touch of light Kikkoman or other soy sauce to stretch the flavor into the choice of starch.
But I couldn’t just leave things as a simple adobo and rice or corn fried dish. I decided to fry up some more adobo flakes and piled that on top of the adobo fried rice. Throw in some freshly made tomato and salted egg salad dressed with a spicy chili coconut vinegar and a dollop of sweetish homemade acharra, and you are talking a simply fantastic lunch. Deadly on the calorie scale, but like I said, don’t do this more than once a quarter! It was delicious. And now I have to work out for a couple of hours to get over just a fraction of the guilt…