After reading Phil’s blog today I remembered I wanted a rice cooker so I headed up to K-Mart and bought one. It has a steamer rack in it too. I never steam food because I don’t have a good saucepan steamer so it’s too much bother but now I can buy bbq pork buns from the Asian groceries!
I haven’t used it yet but my fave rice cooker thing (from staying at Briony’s and using hers) is this. After a run (or the gym or whatever situation where you are mega-hungry and mega-not wanting to fuss), throw some rice and frozen vegies in the rice cooker and set. Jump in the shower. Once you are clean and changed, mix some mirin, furikake* and tuna through the rice and serve. No fuss, no muss.
* Furikake is rice seasoning. You get it at Asian Grocers. Apparently it’s really lower class to use it to flavour your rice but who cares… it’s damn awesome. There are many different varieties. I just select them at random.
Also, here is the cold soba noodle recipe. I used a bought sauce cos buggered if I’m making my own.
I also forgot to post one of my new summer faves the other day. It is thus: take a bunch of grapes, shove them in the freezer until frozen. Eat. They are so good, like sorbet but all natural!
Other than that, I’ve done no exercise and eaten far too much today. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.