Whew, it’s been a crazy past week or two. I just finished the works cited page of my last paper for Spring 2011 semester. Tomorrow I’ll reread it and try to make sure everything makes sense, and then I’ll be freefreefree as a bird. Hallelujah.
Sooo, as you may have noticed, this craziness has kept me from being on my number one game when it comes to cooking. Basically if things are easy and tasty, but most importantly fast, then they’re going in my stomach. If they don’t meet aforementioned requirements, then it ain’t happening.
Once again I turned to the lovely rice cooker for help. I just love how you can throw stuff in there and flip and switch and ladeeda go away for a while and then suddenly you have food! So this time I wanted some rice, but I wanted it spiced, but I didn’t want to work hard to spice it. Wellll I had some tomato sauce hanging around, so I just threw some of that in with the rice water. Loverly!
Oh and alongside the rice, I also stir fried some bok choy and spinach. Again, super easy and just straight up good. So if you’re short on time, I would really suggest following my lead and using tomato sauce in your rice cooker. And stir fry bok choi and spinach. Yeah, maybe these aren’t groundbreaking tips, but sometimes groundbreaking isn’t what you’re looking for. Sometimes comfy and fast works just as well, or maybe even better.
Easy Peasy Rice and Greens
-1/2 cup rice (I used Jasmine)
-1/2 cup tomato sauce
-1/2 cup water
-1 cup chopped bok choy
-1 cup chopped spinach
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 tsp sesame oil
-2 tsp soy sauce
Make It Happen:
1. First, start the rice since it just cooks on its own in the rice cooker. Add all ingredients together in the cooker, set it to start, and leave that bad boy alone.
2. Heat a pan on medium-high, and add olive oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
3. First add the tougher stalks of the bok choy for one minute, then add the rest of the bok choy and spinach.
4. Stir for a few minutes, but only until the leaves have reduced themselves down. You don’t want them to lose all flavor and get soggy.
5. Take veggies off the heat and wait for the rice to finish up.
6. When the rice cooker is done, serve rice alongside stir fried greens.
So there you go, easy peasy and delicious. When you’re short on time or maybe just feeling crazy, bust out the rice cooker and the stir fried greens. They make things feel a little bit better, and a little less crazy.