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.
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
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.