How to Turn One Meal into Five
The other day I went out to lunch with a friend and ordered a yamani rice bowl (I have absolutely no clue how to say arroz yamaní in English, and have already looked online, so…sorry) with veggies, seaweed, and tofu. It was huge, so I took home about half of it, and that night added some extra veggies to serve it as a side dish with our chicken.
I grabbed bits and pieces of veggies in the fridge, including:
- Yellow onion
- Green onion
- Chard Acelga
- Shredded carrot (I still really don’t like carrots all that much, and tolerate them better when shredded)
- Diced fresh chile pepper
- Sesame seeds
- Poppy seeds
- Crushed walnuts (these are a yummy and crunchy addition)
- Crushed red pepper
And there were still leftovers, so the next day I bought some tofu, dusted it with rice/corn flour (which gave it a light, egg-free “breading”), and added it, along with some fresh onion:
So in the end, I ate lunch, then we both ate the second version of it as a side dish for dinner, then I ate some of the third version of it as a snack, then was left with one more portion for another meal. One meal turned into five!
You could do this at home with brown or wild rice and all the veggies you can find. The original dish included seaweed, eggplant, carrots, red and green bell peppers, onions, and tofu.