Category Archives: rice

Shrimp fried rice. 6/3/20

There is no recipe for this dinner.  John cooks and I chop up vegetables.  First John marinates the shrimp briefly in soy sauce, garlic powder, and ginger powder. Then he sautes them, cuts them in half and sets them aside. … Continue reading

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Spicy Thai basil eggplant with tofu. 7/24/20

Wow, was this good! We have been trying to replicate our favorite restaurant dish and I think we nailed it. My part in dinner was to chop everything up in fairly equal sized pieces while John was the kitchen hero, … Continue reading

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Tapas night. 6/29/20

Tonight was a fun eating night. We started with popcorn and cocktails, Negronis made with champagne rather than gin. We do not usually have drinks before or with dinner but the news is so bleak that we decided on cocktails … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Toor dal. 6/20/20

I got the recipe for toor dal from PippingPotCurry. This site takes Indian food and makes it quick and easy using an Instant Pot. Here is where you can find the recipe. (The recipe is at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Shredded tofu with shiitake mushrooms. 6/12/20

This is a recipe by Melissa Clark NYTimes Cooking. If you have a subscription to the site you can find the recipe here https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017765-shredded-tofu-and-shiitake-stir-fry?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share The dish came out a little dry. We definitely could have used more sauce. I like … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin with spicy ginger-peanut sauce. 6/11/20

We are finally done with chicken for the week and ready to try something new. I found this recipe on  NYTimes Cooking. The pork is cooked sous vide in its sauce and then charred a bit on the grill. The … Continue reading

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Costco rotisserie chicken two ways. 6/10/20

This has turned into “Chicken Week.” I should not have started with chicken on Monday because we went to Costco on Tuesday and I was seduced by the smell of their rotisserie chicken. So to eat up our enormous, economical, … Continue reading

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Red lentils with brown rice. 6/5/20

I love this combination of red lentils, onion, garlic, ginger, and spices cooked together in a vegetable stock. I found the recipe on an Afghani site and tweaked it to make it my own. John sautéed the onions and spices … Continue reading

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Un-chiladas . 5/29/20

I came up with the idea for this dinner. I said, “How about we have chicken breast with salsa verde, brown rice, and spicy black beans?” John said, “No tortillas? That would be like having un-chiladas!” And so out of … Continue reading

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New! Shrimp with citrus/Sambal dressing. 5/28/20

Shrimp with citrus/Sambal dressing is a quick and relatively easy dinner. I made the brown rice in the oven early in the morning to keep from overheating the kitchen so all I needed to do was make the dressing and … Continue reading

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