Dinner: Thai Rice Salad

Dinner: Thai Rice Salad

The BF made Thai rice salad tonight, which was filling and refreshing. It would make a great summertime meal because it’s easy to make and doesn’t need a whole lot of cooking other than cooking the rice. It would also be perfect to bring to a potluck. I think next time, we should make it with some mung bean thrown in with the brown rice before it cooks.

Spring Is Here!

Dinner -- Persian Style
Dinner tonight was fresh fava beans with Persian rice and tahdig. It was not bad considering this is the first time I’ve made either of those things. My tahdig skills are still lacking because we didn’t get enough of a rice crust at the bottom, but what we did get was delicious. Adding the leftover fresh herbs (rosemary and tarragon) and some chopped garlic really made the brown rice flavorful.

Shelling the fresh fava beans were a pain, but they were delicious. I should get some more from the middle eastern store up the street while they’re still in season and pretty cheap.

Eating the rice cooked with herbs and fresh beans made it really feel like spring despite it getting a bit chilly tonight.

Carrot Rice Ochazuke

Dinner: ochazuke
I had a bunch of leftover carrot rice (recipe from Just Bento) from a few nights before sitting in the fridge and I felt lazy, so I made ochazuke with it. For being a simple porridge made from leftover rice, hot tea (I used an oolong), some preserved Chinese vegetables, sticks of cucumber, and salmon furakake, it was tasty!