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dinner tonight [Nov. 2nd, 2002|06:26 pm]
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getting back on the cooking kick. Tonight: Pan Seared Beef Fillet and Stirfry Vegetable Mix with Forbidden Rice.

Went to Whole Foods Market for groceries. They have the Cuisine Perel Blood Orange Vinegar there, along with a whole host of goodies such as Forbidden Rice, loose Oolong tea, Cheese, meats and fishes, and other fabulous things. It's a bit of a haul to shop in Edgewater but I think the extra hour round trip is worth it.

I *feel* better after having eaten my own cooking. I've been sick all week, more or less, and have been having problems with severe heartburn, but it isn't bothering me much this weekend. We bought some Acidopholus capsules as well, to see if that helps somewhat with the ongoing digestive and intestinal angst.

[User Picture]From: zoo_music_girl
2002-11-03 02:55 am (UTC)
What is Forbidden Rice?
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-11-03 05:54 am (UTC)

forbidden rice

from http://www.worldofrice.com/products/main.html - Legend tells us that this ancient grain was once eaten exclusively by the Emperors'. Today, this medium-size Chinese black rice can be enjoyed everyday and is prized for its delicious nutty taste, soft texture, and beautiful rich deep purple color. High in nutritional and medicinal value, Forbidden Rice is unlike other black rice from Asia. It is not glutinous or rough and cooks in only 30 minutes to produce a superior flavor, texture, and color.

It's a "black" (deep purple, almost like beetroot or cabbage but darker) rice wich is a small-grain rice, almost the consistency of brown rice, and as for why it's forbidden, I have no idea, but I've seen it served in fancy asian cuisine places. I saw it yesterday at Whole Foods and couldn't resist. It has a very distinct flavor to itself, which was much enhanced by cooking it in chicken broth.

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From: shazzawriter
2002-11-03 05:08 am (UTC)


Glad to hear you're feeling better.

The "Pan Seared Beef Fillet and Stirfry Vegetable Mix with Forbidden Rice" sounds delicious. I love asian/stir-fry cooking.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-11-03 06:52 am (UTC)

Re: Yumm...

most of my cooking isn't asian per-se, but there is a certain economy to cooking foods using asian techniques and ingredients. Even pasta is originally asian, though, so I should just concede that I like asian cooking, too.
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