Saturday, June 25, 2016

Nigella bites


I was lazing on the couch last weekend watching the Food network, when I got inspired by a healthy looking rice bowl dish that Nigella Lawson had whipped up.

I decided to head straight down to the supermarket and brought all the ingredients to make my own healthy rice bowl meals for the working week. It was a disaster.

The problem was that my rice bowl turned out nothing like Nigella's (I think I undercooked the rice).

Not wanting to tip the whole thing in the bin, I decided to set myself the challenge of seeing how many days I could actually eat the stuff before getting tired of it (Answer = I lasted the entire week....I can be stubborn). Admittedly, I also went about the task of tweaking the dish ever so slightly, day by day, in an effort to improve its palatability. After trying everything from fish sauce to actual grilled fish, the trick, it turned out, was lots and lots of avocado to counter the dry graininess of my undercooked rice.

I don't think I'll be doing healthy work lunches anytime again soon.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

I was young when I made my first casserole, a huge pot of something that had prunes in it. It was very rich, too rich. Eventually R fixed it up, I know not how. I gather you didn't inflict your dish on Nathan. Just blame Nigella.

Adaptive Radiation said...

Nathan would not have touched it because it was way too healthy for him.