Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Greens and Sun (fried rice)


Wow, I just read my last two posts! Has the weather gotten us down or what!? Thoughtful, insightful, depressing!! Yesterday we had some real summer fun, real summer weather, and got some real summer sun, way to go Vitamin D.

Walking the foggy beach in the morning I was feeling inspired to paint a piece driftwood with a myriad of colors and birds. Birds have been a theme lately. Then I came home and the sun came out and the driftwood had to wait. Its raining today, but where has the inspiration gone?

Last night, after a relaxing time on the beach, I pulled out the bounty from our latest CSA goodie bag. Everything growing is green this time of year, packed with fresh nutrients, minerals, and flavah! Chopper had made rice, so simple yet so nice. There was snap peas, bok choy, rabe greens, green garlic, garlic snapes, and leeks to make a delicious stir fry.

The greens glorious greens. Some vitamins are fat soluble (Vit. A, and K), adding the oil will help your body make the most of the vitamin filled green vegetables.

Heat 2 Tbl Sesame Oil in a big pan (or wok), when nice and hot, add green garlic, leeks and/or onions. Once softened, add 1 inch piece of thinly sliced fresh ginger. Add 2 Tbl soy sauce. Everything should be sizzling, stir quickly. Toss in snap peas, cook 1 minute. Toss in chopped and rinsed greens. Once all is bright green and softened add in cooked rice (about a cup), and a little more sesame oil for flavor. At this point you can shake in a little red chili flakes, garlic powder, fish sauce, or chili oil to enhance the flavors. When everything is done and nice and hot make room in the middle of the pan for some egg. Break the egg in the middle of the hot veggies and rice and beat till cooked through.

Egg action shot

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