Do you want to know what was my first 2012 purchase?
It was this:
Not what you've expected?
Neither did I, but my son needed it. So here it is - some protective gear for the soccer player.
This year is Soccer Euro Cup, I guess it's symbolic... :)
Back in my field, in the kitchen, I made Mujadara (Rice, Lentil and Caramelized onions pilaf).
I found this recipe on Herbivoracious.com and followed Michael's step-by-step instruction (I see some of my friend smiling. Yes, I did follow it. Ingredients don't count!)
I did cook brown rice and lentils separately, and made my first caramelized onions. I was so proud of myself!
|About half way through...|
I did adjust some of the ingredients though:
1. I had Black "Beluga" lentils, which were great: it holds together well and gives a deep contrast to the rice on the plate.
|Black "Beluga" Lentils|
2. I also didn't have white wine or vermouth, and the closest combination I thought was going to work was 1/3 cup of red wine and half of the orange, squeezed over the onions.
3. I was afraid to use cinnamon, so I increased cumin to 1/2 teaspoon and left only 1/4 cinnamon.
It was a very delicious and healthy dinner.
I have to admit, I never thought much about any rice, including brown. I just didn't know what to do with it.
I am glad I learned something useful today.
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian
Walking 10% incline - 40 minutes
Aqua fitness - 60 minutes
Weights - 25 minutes