Thursday, June 9, 2011

30 Days of Creativity - Day 9 In the Kitchen with Trinity Roots Rice

I had intended to make Trinity Roots Rice with yesterday's creativity, but couldn't due to lack of ingredients.  One trip to the grocery store today and I was ready to give it a try.  The thing that I like about the recipe for this is that it's very basic, so there's room for creativity.

The Trinity Roots in this dish are garlic, onions, and ginger.  Three of my favorites because they're so super tasty and so very good for you.  The recipe calls for basmati rice, but it's a little pricey so I stuck with the brown rice that I had on hand.  I used the ghee that I made yesterday; all of it actually.  The recipe calls for tomato plus 4-5 cups of assorted vegetables: I chose bok choi, carrots, and zucchini.  Here it is just starting to simmer.  It smelled so good!

Trinity Roots Rice

My impression is that this is supposed to be a main course, but I couldn't do that to my Midwest, meat and potatoes honey so we're having it alongside some pork loins marinated in a sesame ginger sauce.

There was a ton of liquid in there, so I kept cooking it even though the rice and vegetables were already done.  Sadly, I think I overcooked it.  But, that's how we learn, right?

Trinity Roots Rice

UPDATE: Yes, it was kind of mushy from being overcooked, but it actually did still taste pretty good.


pasqueflower said...

Still very colorful--and I'm sure it was tasty.

I am not one to criticize anyone for overcooking--I've been known to set off smoke alarms when I cook! The kids give me a hard time about that....

LeAnn aka pasqueflower

Athena's Armoury said...

lol. Our kitchen certainly isn't for the gourmet either. It actually did wind up being really tasty. I have some ideas of what I need to do different next time and other ideas to play with for it.