I didn’t feel like taking a trip to the supermarket today so I rummaged around the pantry to see what I had on hand. Lentils, Basmati Rice, Spices, shallots, onion and lemon….it’s Instant Pot Mujadra! Since I was using white Basmati Rice, the recipe said to use less water, but I should’ve used the entire amount. Other than that, it turned out well! I also made Indian spiced Tofu so the entire meal was vegetarian.
One of my favorite summer meals is a refreshing Somen Salad. This is a Hawaiian Style version with char siu and ham. I accompany it with a side serving of Takuwan (Pickled Daikon radish). It’s so Ono (delicious)!.
“Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street” September/October magazine contained an interesting recipe blending Indian and Vietnamese flavors into a chicken curry. It turned out very flavorful, however, I think I added too much Ginger as the Ginger flavor was very pronounced. Next time, less Ginger and less Garlic (I should have used smaller heads).
Or is it “Sloppy Joe’s”? And why is it named Sloppy Joes? Who’s this messy Joe person? I really should look this up. I mean, it’s important information to know, correct?
Our favorite Joe recipe is one from Ree Drummond, aka, The Pioneer Women. It’s simple to make, yet very tasty. It only takes 30 minutes from prep to table. If you don’t have buns, then well, that’s your problem and now, your 30 minute Sloppy Joe will take 2 hours because you will have to go to the supermarket and come on, now, who can go “in and out” of a supermarket in less than 10 minutes. You have to browse the aisles and pick up a bunch of items that you really don’t need!
Anyhoo, here’s the recipe if you want a throwback to small kid time meal. Sloppy Joes/Sloppy Joe’s.
We had leftover pork so I decided to make pork fried rice.
There is a lot of prep work before making the fried rice but it is kind of therapeutic chopping all the vegetables and garlic, and measuring out all the liquids.
Once you get going you really get going and when it’s all over, this is the aftermath. Look at all those dishes.
But the end result was totally worth it!
Tonight’s version was basically using leftover and extra items in the fridge; Pork, Onions, Carrots, Peas, Green Onion, Jalapeno Peppers, and Eggs.
The sauce was primarily soy sauce, and splashes of oyster sauce, sesame oil, and Xioaxing wine.
What do you put in your pork fried rice?