Bhutanese Red Rice Hash

I think of this dish as my version of the garbage plate, albeit one with a slightly lower fat content perhaps! A marvelous hodgepodge pile of my fridge excavations crowned with a golden, runny egg, this dish in some incarnation is my day-to-day sustenance. Bhutanese Red rice, the base grain of this particular version, has a wonderfully nutty flavor and chewy texture– but it is the color that really impresses. Tossed with a vibrant veggies, this colorful meal is akin to stir fry/fried rice but the addition of the egg reminds me more of breakfast hash.

  • olive oil
  • broccoli and purple onion, either fresh or roasted
  • roasted red pepper
  • yellow squash, fresh or pickled
  • garlic clove
  • Huy Fong Sriracha Chili Garlic sauce
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce or salt)
  • white navy beans, pre-cooked or canned
  • Bhutanese red rice, cooked per package directions, about a half cup per serving
  • egg, one per serving
  • shredded lettuce
  • cheese (I used blue)

Rough chop the veggies.

Saute veggies in olive oil till tender. Add beans, hot pepper sauce, and Braggs to taste.


Add rice to pan, toss occasionally till everything is hot.

Serve topped with shredded lettuce, crumbled cheese and an egg fried to your liking.

Most Versatile Non-Recipe Ever: Roasted Veggies

For the inaugural post on this brand-spankin’ new blog, it made sense to share the latest manifestation of my main source of sustenance: the throw-everything-left-laying-around-the-kitchen-into-a-really-hot-oven recipe.  The components of this mixture are based entirely on the season, what I find at the green market, and sales at the grocery store. Usual suspects include some kind of squash, something green, and a variety of root vegetables.  Eaten as omelet/fritatta filling, in soups, or in grain or green based salads, this mix is the base for nearly every meal I eat for the following several days.  Flexible, seasonal, economical, easy, healthy and delicious… in short, Ideal.

Potential Ingredients:

butternut squash, acorn squash, zucchini

bell peppers, onion, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, mushrooms

sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips

Herbs (preferably fresh, but dry will do: thyme, rosemary- be creative!)

Olive oil

Vinegar, citrus juice, or wine

Method:

Heat oven to 450°

Prepare the veggies: wash, peel, trim, and cube/cut into bite-sized pieces

Toss with a glug of oil, vinegar, seasonings

Spread on foil-lined sheet pans for easy clean-up

Roast until tender