Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Fried Rice and Asian Asparagus
This was mostly a meal born of a need to clean some things out of the fridge. Though when we noticed last weekend that asparagus was available and reasonably priced again we did think about the Asian asparagus recipe in Vegan Lunch Box when we bought a bunch. So when the asparagus suddenly became one of the last fresh veggies left in the fridge (along with a few mushrooms), I set about on the relatively simple task of making the Vegan Lunch Box recipe. Chop the asparagus, boil it until just tender, mix with some peanut oil and soy sauce, and toss with sesame seeds. And when there's nothing else left in the fridge but mushrooms, well there's almost always onions, carrots and brown rice on hand, and usually some cashews in the freezer too. So all that plus soy sauce and sesame oil (oh, and garlic and ginger too) went into the fried rice and it made for a pretty decent dinner.