Mar 15, 2010

DFO: Peanut Rice Bowl

Hi friends, I've missed you.

I don't even have a good excuse - I've just been in a funk. Hibernating, working hard, hanging out, being sick, getting better and entertaining in between. But mostly just making do - and you deserve better than just making do, don't you?

You deserve this tasty rice bowl - it's incredibly fast and easy, and you can probably whip it up with what you've got in your pantry right this second.

A great substitute for Thai or Chinese takeout, this is a great combination of flavors - spicy, salty, sour & sweet. I had some leftover brown rice in the fridge - use whatever you have on hand.

Dinner For One: Peanut Rice Bowl

What you need:
2 TB olive or peanut oil
2 cups shredded cole slaw mix (2 big handfuls)
half an onion, sliced thinly
half cup cooked rice or noodles
1 TB creamy peanut butter
2 TB soy sauce
1 tea red curry paste
half cup water
juice of half a lime
salt + pepper
sliced green onion
chopped peanuts

How you make it:
Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high flame and saute cabbage and onion for two minutes, stirring frequently. Add rice or noodles, peanut butter, soy sauce, curry paste and water. Stir to dissolve peanut butter and curry paste and create a sauce. If it's not wet enough, add a little more water. Cook 2-3 minutes until rice or noodles have softened up and sauce has thickened. Add lime juice and salt + pepper to taste, serve immediately topped with green onions and chopped peanuts.


Erin said...

I am so glad you are back! This looks amazing - I am on such a stir-fry/Thai kick recently too.

Vera said...

This looks tasty but mostly glad to see you resurface :)