In this edition, I highlight how slight hunger and ingredients around the house, can make way for a simple, yet affordable meal.
Jasmine Rice & Pigeon Peas
servings = 1-2, time = 15-20 minutes, difficulty = easy
A light, savory and simple Asian inspired dish, perfect for lunch or supper.
Meatless feature: Pigeon Peas
1 Can of Pigeon Peas
1 cup of Jasmine Rice or the microwaveable version
1 tbs of chopped green onions (scallions)
less than 1 tsp of minced hot pepper or a similar powdered variant
less than 1 tsp. Minced ginger
1 tbs of vegetable oil
Choose your rice:
If you are cooking from scratch, you must boil the water first THEN add the rice. The more water, the softer the rice and vice versa. Add any butter or salt for additional taste! Follow the bag’s cooking instructions, but most rice generally cooks between 15 to 25 minutes.
Add everything together:
1. Heat a pan with your vegetable oil
2. Add the minced veggies and spices
3. Add your rice and let it warm up for a minute or two
4. Add your peas (a balanced ratio between rice and peas)
5. Stir the ingredients together
Additional tips: Add a teaspoon of sesame oil and soy sauce during the final mixing for a more authentic taste!
And you’re done! Happy Nomming!