I made this today using some left over pork roast. You can adjust according to your own tastes. This soup will freeze well. Cooking time includes dry bean cooking. If using canned it should only take 20 minutes.
One of my favorite recipe's to make when I was helping my grandmother with the cooking was fried rice. Over the years, I have developed a variation all my own. I usually make this when I have left over pork roast or ham. I hope you enjoy!
You'll never buy the fried rice from the local Chinese restaurant when you discover how easy and (above all) great tasting this recipe is. The secret is the sesame oil. If you don't have that, don't bother making it! Can add cooked chunked baby carrots and peas, if desired. Cold rice works best so it doesn't get mushy. I usually cook my rice the day before and keep in the refrigerator until ready to prepare.
I'm always looking for recipes that sound something like what my grandma would've made. She was a wonderful cook and even the most average lunch or dinner seemed great. She made an egg salad that I haven't figured out yet. We made sandwiches with it. I found in my "300 Ways to Serve Eggs" circa 1949 a way to make Egg and ham salad that sounds interesting.