Redemption Rice

 

 

Why did I try to cook rice on the stove top when I have a perfectly good rice cooker in my pantry?  Luckily this was an Ikea pot so I figured I could just throw it out if it wouldn't come clean.

 Unfortunately, I didn't have any more sticky purple rice and substituted the Korean grain mixture.  It cooked up no problem in the rice cooker.

Rice Salad

2 cups rice--cook using method of your choice (hint-use a rice cooker)

2 bell peppers, 1/4" dice

2 small zucchini, 1/4" dice

3 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thinly

2 cups torn arugula

juice of two lemons

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt/pepper

2 TBS chopped fresh herbs (tarragon and lime basil for me)

Allow rice to cool to room temp.  Add all remaining ingredients.  Salt and pepper to taste. 

 Makes a nice all-in-one side dish for dinner with plenty of leftovers for lunch. 

About that pot....did I get it clean?

 I did.  I used Barkeepers Friend, hot water, dishwasher detergent to no avail.  I had to bring out the big guns....

Elbow grease baby.