Steam Rice with Okra Instead of Just Rice

It’s gives it a nice additional texture when you eat it. Not really any new taste but that means you can sub it in with your favourite steamed rice recipe and it’ll just feel different when eating it. I’d suggest not using more than 3 okra per cup of water so the water composition doesn’t change too much and things can cook properly. I did this in a rice steamer, not pot, which would be a different story.

 

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Vietaliano Cuisine – Steamed White Rice with Pasta Sauce and Meat

Pasta sauce and meat with steam white rice and veggies

Pasta sauce and meat with steamed white rice and veggies

Tonight on Wok with Tan, who ever said pasta sauce had to be eaten with pasta? Not this guy!

Lately, I’ve been making pasta with tomato pasta sauce, meat, and white mushrooms and baby spinach put in the boiling pot just before I turn it off to soften the two a bit, with more meat and other veggies than I need with my pasta dish. I then the save the extra to eat the night after with steamed white rice, in a new batch of pasta sauce that I heat up together with the cold extras from the fridge, rather than doing it with a microwave.

I then add a fresh batch of green onions and cilantro to give it a touch of zing and aroma, and voilà!

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A Better McNuggets Meal

Upgraded McNuggets mealI don’t find McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets to be very filling if I only eat like a six pack. However, I don’t exactly want to be eating 10 or 20 just to be full, either. So recently, I conjured up this quick and easy idea to make a better meal with McNuggets, for the times when I don’t have time to cook a full lunch or meal. It’s my upgraded, upscaled or upcycled McNuggets meal.

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