It’s 19h00 Sunday evening and I’m hungry. I shouldn’t be because I had a good lunch with the in-laws. As delicious as it was, my stomach size is quite limited. I get so excited about food, look forward to it, but when it comes to the crunch, I get full very quickly. This is both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because that means it’s not easy to overindulge and consequently gain weight, but a curse because I then get hungry again quickly. And you can’t really always ask for padkos (takeaways) from someone’s house.
I’ve had a long day, and my fridge is not inspiring me at all. Anything in the freezer needs defrosting and this time I don’t have.
I do love rice and that won’t take a lot of time.
Late, light dinner tonight is vegetarian: curried rice with potato hash
What do I need?
Cup of rice
Mild curry spice
Lettuce- 3 large leaves
grated red cabbage & carrot
What to do?
In salted water, with 1 tbs of curry spice, boil the rice until it’s cooked through.
In a separate pot, boil diced potatoes, not peeled( for fibre) in salted water until tender, but not mushy.
When cooked through, strain the rice and strain the potatoes. In a hot pan with 1 tbs of flora margarine, add 1/2 chopped onion and 1 clove of garlic and cook until soft. Then add the rice and the potatoes, and the chopped lettuce, 1 tbs of grated carrot and 1 tbs of grated red cabbage.
When mixed well, after 5 minutes, season with aromat and pepper.
Serve and enjoy.
This is delicious. Makes me even feel a bit guilt-free, no animal had to die for me to enjoy my dinner! As African and meat loving as we are, meat is not the be and end all for food.
I need to make a better effort to cook vegetarian more often.
No animal was harmed in the making of this dinner!😊