Cooking, Food Inspiration

Brown Rice just ain’t Quinoa

February 6, 2012

When I did my food shopping after I got back to England after Christmas I accidentally ordered 2 bags of brown rice instead of 2 bags of quinoa. So now I am left with about 750g of brown rice (I’ve had a little bit of it already) and only 50g a.k.a an almost empty bag of quinoa. This makes me sad because there’s something about quinoa that I just love and I’m angry because they don’t sell it at my usual grocery store! So all I am left with is brown rice!

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Yet, at some point I will have to start digging in to my brown rice reserves and I thought now is a good time. I have to say, I love rice (especially Nasi Goreng and Risotto…recipe coming up soon!) but just don’t find it that appealing that I want to have it every day. However when adding a couple of crunchy, fresh veggies and mixing it all together with chilli I just can’t get enough!

This really isn’t anything else than a simpler version fried rice. All you do is fry 1-2 crushed garlic cloves in some coconut oil, then add the vegetables (red pepper, carrots, snap peas and anything else you desire) and let it cook for a couple of minutes. Then add the rice. When everything is mixed together add s+p and 1 tbsp. of chili sauce and a little bit of fresh chili and you’ve got yourself a spice bowl of vegetable rice!

And because I still have lots and lots of rice left and need some inspiration I want to know:

What are your favorite rice dishes?

Have a great week!

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  • Reply Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog February 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I actually love quinoa more than brown rice too. I just don’t like the chewiness of brown rice but it still tastes good. My favorite rice dish is curry chicken with jasmine rice that my mom makes. So good!

  • Reply Antonia February 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Yummy! I’m glad you mentioned curry. Should definitely make that at some point since it’s a favorite in the British cuisine!

  • Reply Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 8, 2012 at 12:10 am

    So much brown rice!! You could partially grind it and cook it up like oats on the stove for breakfast. Tha’d be a new take on it!

    • Reply Antonia February 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

      That’s a great idea. Thank you! I have oatmeal pretty much every morning anyways so I might really give that a try.

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