I’m sorry for yapping about being sick for the past couple of days. I hope I did not contribute in generating negative energy to you all who are reading. I’m feeling good today, so I am going to show you some food pictures.
You know I bought a rice cooker, right? I have been cooking rice for a bit now. At first I cooked a lot, like 4 portions, and then ended up having a lot of overnight rice. It didn’t seem right for my health in the long run, so I ditched that after two rounds. Now I cook two portions each time, one time fresh rice and one time overnight rice. I guess this is fine, seeing how I sometimes have leftover rice even when I was living at home in KL.
I don’t think I want to write a lot, so I guess I will just show you some pictures of my rice meals. These are some of the rice meals that I had over the past 2 weeks or so. I am going to overwhelm you with carbs and make you full just by seeing the pictures!
After eating white rice for a week or so, I got… worried. By my mom’s nagging standards, white rice is rather unhealthy and makes you fat super easily. So I thought, if I am to keep up with this rice eating binge, I need to get those healthier, organic rice blend instead.
And so I got this the following weekend.
You know where I got this container? It was a free gift that comes with purchasing
a gigantic box of Coco Crunch a box of cereals. I think it is perfect to be my container for 1 kg of rice.
On a side note, I noticed from the box of the rice when I got home, apparently this is a product of Indonesia. D*mn! This company is probably one of them forest fire culprits who caused us respiratory sufferings to no end. I suppose I should boycott them. I’ll look for other brands the next time I buy rice.
Nah… I’ll probably forget anyway… and I’m just getting pissy here, they probably have no part to play in burning forests…
Anyway, more rice meals…
I messed up. I blanched the vegetable and pork slices TOGETHER. You know when you boil pork, those white bits surface to the top of the water? Because the veggies were inside, those bits got stuck onto the veggies, and I had trouble straining them away. That’s why you can see those white bits on some of the leaves. I thought they looked disgusting.
Actually calling this fried rice is a bit of a stretch. I stir fried the kai lan, pork balls and tomato until cooked, then I basically dump some cold overnight rice into the wok, stirred for 30 seconds to break the rice up, and then I got too lazy to wait longer and just served it like that. As you can see, there is absolutely no browning to the rice that we usually associate with fried rice, at all.
And this was dinner yesterday, and today. Sick, remember? Sick people should eat porridge for easier digestion. I’m going a bit extreme here, with absolutely no salt or soy sauce added to this porridge. I did sprinkle a bit of garlic granules and drizzled a glug of olive oil to the porridge though. But it is probably still too bland for many and will drive people away.
I’m still having The Martian fever for a bit, after watching the movie and then finish reading the book within two sick days. I can’t help but imagine my bland rice porridge would still be much better than Mark Watney’s ordeal. Poor chap, he had to eat potatoes for like, hundreds of… Oops! No spoilers!