Tuesday, December 23, 2008
what I really eat
believe it or not I was a vegetarian for 5 or 6 years and have much experience in the way of rice & beans.
when I don't have a lot of time or money this is still my staple meal.
I usually keep some pork chops or chicken thighs (dirt cheap) in the freezer, defrost in the microwave and sear in the pan. pull it out, throw in some bacon or chorizo (or not), whatever vegetables are rolling around in the bottom of the fridge - onions, peppers, celery, throw in the rice and toast it a second, maybe add some tomato paste if there's any.
Deglaze with miller lite or box wine or leftover coffee..throw your chicken back in there and a can of beans.. fill the rest with stock or water. Throw in a bay leaf or herbs if you got 'em. (This is a great time to get rid of almost rotten $12 herbs you bought at whole foods for something you never even made) The chicken thigh or leg should be done the same time as the rice as long as you don't use anything too big.
And it's even better the next morning with tortillas and eggs for breakfast. I could eat this every day for the rest of my life.