Thursday, June 9, 2011

fried rice and the weeks ahead...

last weekend kris and i were super productive and got a bunch of stuff packed up....including nearly everything in the kitchen. between the slim pickin's in our cabinets and our busy busy last weeks in san francisco i don't think i'm going to be doing much cooking. i haven't been posting much lately (as you can tell...) and sadly i think it's going to be pretty quiet from my end until we unpack all of our kitchen goodies on the other end. the good news is that i'm sure by that time i will be itching to start cranking stuff out!

but! in all of our packing we did not have a box big enough for the wok so we used it sunday night, along with the bag of sushi rice in the fridge, to whip up some fried rice (see, this isn't a total cop out post). we went to the japanese grocery store for ingredients and i found these tofu strips that i was really excited to try.

i thought they would do double duty as 1. tofu, and 2. a textural substitute for the eggs that are usually in fried rice. and guess what, i was right!

we also got some shishito peppers which added a nice flavor but not a lot of heat.

then it was just lots of garlic, onion and ginger in the wok, then the peppers, tofu then rice and seasoned with sesame oil, soy sauce, chili flakes, dried thai basil and blanched broccoli and snow peas tossed in at the end. oh and garnished with peanuts. delish!