Ding-Dong is arguably one of the most satisfying snacks. It’s packed with all kinds of things: peanuts, corn bits, green peas, corn chips, and curls; so you get different textures and flavors in one mouthful. As kids, we loved it for its variety. We don’t know about you, but we particularly enjoyed picking just the things we wanted to eat. Nowadays, we see it as great bar chow—something you can mindlessly keep munching on in between gulps of cold beer—or an easy pre-appetizer cop-out. This Ding Dong fried rice recipe re-imagines the snack as a full-on meal, with the mix being the main star.
If you think about it, Ding Dong is like mixed vegetables if it were an ingredient. So we took that idea in making this fried rice recipe; except here, you don’t even have to cook the Ding Dong. We’re making it sound like such an innovative thing, but this Ding Dong fried rice is basically garlic rice mixed with Ding Dong. It’s an easy recipe you can whip up on a drowsy morning or as a lazy lunch. But it just might be best as a midnight “snack.”
We used Maggi as our liquid seasoning, but you can always use Knorr or whatever other liquid seasonings you have. You can even use soy sauce, instead. This recipe is at its most basic form, so feel free to add whatever you want to make it your own. Meat? Sure. Veg? Go for it. Eggs? Genius. Heck, you can even swap out the Ding Dong with whatever chips you like. It might not be as great, but you do you.