Friday, October 10, 2008

Bento for 09.10.08

Bento for 09.10.08

Quinoa seasoned with garlic and herb salt, mirin furikaki and pork chops with Thai 7 spice. Bottom is a rocket salad with yellow pepper, sausage, snow peas and peppadew. soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili dressing in fish.

5 comments:

Jomamma said...

Is Quinoa difficult to prepare?

nobu said...

I like that furikake.

Jomamma said...

And what is peppadew?

Lyvvie said...

Jomamma - Quinoa is very easy to make - it's made just like rice. I make it one cup at a time in a sauce pan, give it a few rinses with cold water to get dust off, then fill the pan with to cover the quinoa plus an inch (I measure up to the first knuckle on my index finger from the top of the quinoa or rice), bring to a gentle boil and then reduce the heat to lowest setting, cover and let bubble for about 10 minutes. Check if you need to if you worry about the bottom of the pan burning, but I've trained my ear to know the sound of an absorbed pan. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes on the stovetop to steam and fluff. If by chance it does burn, don't panic! Usually it's ok to remove the topmost amounts (Mmmm...smoky) and leave the burnt stuff in the pan to soak and then wash out later.

Peppadew are a type of pickled piquante peppers from South Africa. They are very yummy and are amazing stuffed with cream cheese. I can get them at Costco, so it's likely you can too.

Nobu - I have fallen in love with furikake and use it on rice, quinoa, buckwheat, salads and broth. They are just wonderful and I've not found a flavour I don't like. Furikake = oishii!!

Para i familiaku said...

I have never seen or heard about Quinoa prior to your posting, hmm.. I should try it...

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