I just did not have it in me to cook all day. I had other things to do and I busied myself with errands and phone calls and the wash. We did not have big plans for today and at the last minute changed from the barbecue, we planned to a simple meal of potatoes and eggs. I was craving potatoes, not hot dogs and hamburgers.
I decided, I had better do some cooking so out came the lentils, the rice, the quinoa and some chicken breasts. I ended up making lentil latkes and lentil pancakes, quinoa, and two rice dishes. The chicken was turned into a Polynesian dish and will go well with one of the rice dishes or the quinoa. What I was amazed at was how I managed to throw all the dishes together quickly and correctly. I did a lot of improvising to make it work but we are now ready for at least two meals. I already have pepper steak and meatballs. I have a few cakes baked, as well. A butternut squash mashed together is also awaiting the holidays. My youngest said, she would do some cooking and I am ever so thankful for this. I think we are in good shape and since, I am not able to do much more about it, I am not fighting it.
- 2 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 small red sweet pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup sliced scallions
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
In a saucepan heat water or broth to boiling.
Stir in rice, cumin, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in chopped sweet red pepper and green onion; return to boiling.
Cover and simmer about 15 minutes more or until rice is tender.
Stir in peas, parsley, and lemon juice.