Monday, July 6, 2015

What's for supper tonight?

~ Goldfish Rice ~

Okay, I admit that this is a lazy meal.....but I make it a couple times a month or so.  It's soothing and satisfying and not horribly bad for you.  Besides, it's a pretty color.  And the leftovers, if there are any, make for a very nice rice balls.

1 cup rice, rinsed until the water runs clear
2 cups water
2 medium carrots, pared and coarsely grated
dash of sea salt

Dust off the rice cooker.  Stick all the ingredients in there (in the order given, mind you).  Turn it on.  Wait impatiently with your rice bowl in hand.  (It will be done when it's done, there's no hurrying the rice cooker even though you might want to.)  

Pile the pretty rice in your (hopefully also pretty) rice bowl (mine is blue with cute little fishies on it--food just tastes nicer when served in pretty dishes).  Dot with butter and dash with a bit more salt, and you're good to go.  

If you'd like to "protein up" your rice, put a bit of grated cheese on top.

Or if you're feeling adventurous (or lacking enough carrot), add any other tiny chopped-up bits of veggies that you'd like and let those goldfish swim with buddies.  

Of course, some nice thin slices of raw green onion on top are lovely, too, if you want to add it when the cooking is done. 

And for something really tasty, add a couple of dashes of Try Me Tiger Sauce.  It's not easy to find anymore (although I believe I have noticed some folks selling it on eBay) but it's fantastic on rice and it's a nice red color.  

[Of note:  Tiger Sauce is NOT precisely vegetarian because it contains Worcestershire Sauce which contains a tiny amount of anchovies.  However, I am very pleased to be able to report that it contains no actual Tiger whatsoever.]

Why is it called "goldfish" rice?  :::sigh:::  Use your imagination and look at those carrot bits in there!  Don't waste time worrying about silly stuff.   Eat up before it gets cold!

By the way, I often use WaterMaid for the medium grain size--it sticks together better if you're making rice balls.  But lately I've found the most delicious Louisiana-grown jasmine rice at the local grocery--that stuff totally knocks the ball out of the park.  Really so good!

.....and that is what is for supper.

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