Sun-Bird Seasonings $50 Giftcard Giveaway & Shrimp Fried Rice

by jerseygirl on October 18, 2011 · 124 comments

GIVEAWAY CLOSED…The Winner is Japanese Redneck!
It’s 4:30pm. I am rushing to finish my notes for tonight’s 7:30 PTA meeting. My middle school daughter has just arrived home and is now racing to get to my IPad before her brother gets it. I am yelling for her to do her homework while my son is looking for his soccer socks. I realize he has no clean socks and throw a load of whites in the washer. Practice starts at six so dinner needs to be ready by 5pm so that my son gets a chance to digest his dinner. My daughter realizes she has forgotten her math homework and needs to run to the neighbors to make a copy. My husband calls to say he is running late at work and will be home by 5:30. He asks what’s for dinner. I  realize that I forgot to take something out of the freezer. Isn’t 5 o’clock supposed to be happy hour? 

Does this sound like a familiar scenario in your house?

I remembered that we had some leftover rice in the refrigerator. Luckily I keep Sun-Bird seasonings and some pantry items in the cupboard. There is some shrimp and frozen peas in my freezer. Dinner will be ready at five and our family can continue on with their evening. Shrimp Fried Rice is one of my daughters favorites and she will be happy. This can also be reheated for the shifts that take place during dinner time at our house. 

Pretty simple, huh? I followed the packet instructions but omitted the green onions and added 2 cups of cooked shrimp at the end of the recipe. I always keep already cooked shrimp in my freezer as they can be defrosted under cold water in minutes. This dinner is very adaptable as you can add whatever meat or veggies you might have on hand. It takes less time to cook this dinner than to pick up Chinese take out! 

Now for the giveaway! Sun-Bird Seasonings has provided me with a $50 gift card along with some Sun-Bird seasonings for one lucky winner. It will either be an American Express or Mastercard/Visa gift card.  Here is how you can enter to win:

1. Leave a comment on what you would buy with the $50 gift card.
2. Tweet about the giveaway and include @JerseyGirlCooks in the tweet. Make sure to leave a comment to receive another entry.
3. Like Sun-Bird seasonings on Facebook. Leave a comment saying you did.
4. Like Jersey Girl Cooks on Facebook. Leave a comment saying you did. 


This contest is open to US residents only. All entries must be received by 11:59 EST on Sunday, October 23, 2011. The winner will be chosen by and announced on Monday, October 24th. Please leave an email address if the comment does not link to a blog. Good luck everyone!

Disclaimer: I am a Sun-Bird blogger advocate and was sponsored to do this post. Any thoughts,views and opinions are solely my own.

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