This is the standard greeting between Cantonese speaking people. It is equivalent to “Hello” or “Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening” or “Yo, what’s up?”
Now you know why we are so fat. Food is the most important aspect of our lives.
There’s no point avoiding the fact that I bought rice the other day. When there is a problem, we find a solution. In my case, the problem is having a kilo of rice sitting around, so the solution is to cook and eat rice.
Time to bring out the rice cooker that I have packed away and thought I would never see again until the day I move away from this house.
Double rinse the rice to eliminate dirt and foreign particles, then fill up with water. 2 portions of water for 1 portion of rice. For example, if you are cooking 1 inch deep of rice, the water to go in would be up to 2 inches deep. Usually when this is the case, the rice will eventually rise to 2 inches deep as well. Gauge the amount you need to cook that way.
So while the rice is cooking, I can simultaneously prepare another “steam steam” dish. For example, steamed chicken with cherry tomatoes and lemon juice. I have been using this recipe for quite awhile now, it’s lazy-man proof and nutritious.
Takes 20 to 30 minutes for the rice to cook, don’t know the exact time, didn’t use a stopwatch to time it. With the rice cooker, you don’t need to check. It’s done when it’s done, and it will trigger itself from COOK to WARM setting by itself.
The usual me would spend the 30 minutes relaxing in front of the laptop, watching Youtube videos or blogging or doing something. But since today is supposed to be a public holiday (replacement for Merdeka/Independence Day) and I had to work, I felt sorry for myself and decided that I have to compensate myself by cooking another dish separately. Hence you didn’t see any vegetables slapped together with the chicken.
I decided to do a stir fry. Problem was, the stir frying was a spontaneous decision. I did not stock up on garlic and onions. Shit.
Don’t care, just whack the vegetables into the pan and fry away anyway.
I didn’t even have soy sauce or oyster sauce, the thing was just lightly seasoned with salt. Thank goodness that I buy organic vegetables, they have a built-in fresh vegetables sweetness by themselves.
So, have you ate rice (nei sik jor fan mei 你食咗饭未)? I did (ngo sik jor 我食咗)! 😉