Archive for the ‘RICE’ Category

Ok…let’s see. Leftover mashed yams, half a jar of mayonnaise, something green in the corner that’s not lettuce, some soy sauce, eggs…Heineken. Heineken? Ok, fine. Frozen peas, frozen scallops that I salvaged from Rebecca’s spring cleaning, annnnd ice. As enticing as it sounds to drink beer for dinner, I have to have something in the pantry […]

I finally had some time this weekend to go through the pile of magazines sitting in my kitchen and I found this article in the July issue of TIME magazine. This was also the same article that inspired my recent Gourmet Recession piece. Tom Colicchio can presumably feed 5 people for $10. That’s $2 per […]

The home sick front is steadily approaching. Temperature is prone to drop at times. Moods are starting to turn colors. The recession is also rapidly approaching.  My gourmet recession/home sick cure. Mama Yi’s Kimchi Fried Rice & Egg Plenty of leftover kimchi, white rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, plenty of butter. Stir. Fry.  Fry egg sunny […]

My roommate Rebecca’s birthday was last week. With about $24 to my name until the next paycheck came around, I resorted to what I always do for gestures of love: food! For our first course, we had an herb salad tosssed in a light lemon vinegrette with roasted beets, gorgonzola cheese, and pumpkin-spiced pecans (from […]

I found it!


  I went to a Thai restaurant once, and they served this sticky brown rice I’ve been trying to get a hold of forever. And I finally found it! 

  Shabu Shabu is a Japanese variant of a hot pot. The dish is prepared by simmering thinly sliced meats and vegetables in a pot of stock. The cooked meats and vegetables are then dipped in an assortment of sauces, such as goma (sesame seed) sauce. As I wait for an amazing job to whisk me away to New York, I’ve been happily cooking vicariously through food blogs. I really don’t understand how some of these people have time to bake cakes and cook elaborate meals all day. I barely have time to put a sandwich together. So you can […]