This morning was killer!
We squeezed in nearly 6 hours of lecture before 2pm, so my brain felt like mush by the time class was over.
I didn’t have a chance to eat lunch in the 25 minutes I was given (partly because I didn’t have any easy-to-prepare food items, and partly because my snacks kept me full during the morning time), so I was a starvin’ Marvin when I got home.
Here, I cooked up a healthy, Americanized version of one of my favorite Persian rice dishes, bagali polo (dill rice with broad beans)
I pulled out my favorite broad beans:
They’re so meaty and delicious! 🙂 I added lots of dill and lots of sea salt to the frozen brick-
… and then I defrosted it in the microwave. I also got out some 3-minute brown rice from the freezer, and warmed it up after I pulled the beans out.
Then I poured a little olive oil at the bottom of a pan and dumped the beans and brown rice right in:
I then cracked an egg into the mixture to turn it into a sort of fried rice-
I kept mixing it up on the stove until the egg was done, and that’s it!
Made 2 servings 🙂
This ‘recipe’ is a total diversion from how the real Persian dish is prepared, but the taste components were similar- rice, dill, broad beans. The egg I added in at the end was on a whim, but a totally good call as it made it all stick together nicely and added even more protein!
After devouring my late, late lunch, the urge for froyo was great.
I could only do one thing- give in and take myself out to get some 🙂
Under a myriad of toppings-popping boba, chocolate chips, captain crunch, and mochi!- was a bed of Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Cookie, and Caramel Almond Bar froyo.
Be still my heart.
The only I complaint I had-
–was that it was gone too quickly 🙂
I’m off to maybe get a nap in and watch a little Netflix– giving my brain a well-deserved rest!
Question for you:
Do you create adaptations of food you grew up eating? What is your cultural background?