Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Poor man's pea risotto.


I just walked in from work a few minutes ago ravenously famished. All I had in the fridge was a container of leftover brown rice (plain, too much of it, from a measurement oversight this past weekend), half a bag of frozen peas, and some grated parmaggiano cheese.

So, I threw a glob of butter into a medium sauce pan, splashed some extra virgin olive oil on top, and then a few spoonfuls of the brown rice (3/4 a cup maybe - already cooked that is). I added lots of salt and pepper and some red pepper flakes too, and let it all get sassy and loud on high heat. Then I lowered the heat, added the frozen peas, gave it a good stir, and covered it all. I left it alone for approximately 4 and a half minutes, or the length of this Alicia Keys song I was jamming to. When I returned, I turned the heat off, threw in maybe 1/4 cup of grated parm, gave it another good mix, and then threw it onto my plate.

The results were delicious, surprisingly creamy, and tasted very reminiscent of a good pea risotto. A happy, hungry accident indeed.


1 comment:

  1. I love to let things get all sassy and loud on the stove. Hah. YUM though. YUM.