Cook-With-What-You-Have Fried Rice

...day. Rice thaws fairly quickly and when re-purposed into friend rice or added to soup or gratin or even a cold salad with a zippy dressing, is hardly any worse for wear. In fact for fried rice to be good you want to use rice that was previously cooked and cooled so the grains are sure to separate nicely. In my kitchen fried rice is another perfect cook-with-what-you-have kind of dish. Whatever bits of vegetabl... Read more »

Fried Rice

...thing you need to have thought of in advance is the rice. I always make more rice than I need at any given time and then freeze the rest for the fried rice nights. Or make it in the morning and leave it sitting out all day and then you’ll have nicely dried out rice for the fried rice that evening. And, if you want regular inspiration for cooking tasty and creative dishes on a regular basis you might subs... Read more »

Recipes

...as well as recipes.   Ideas for: garlic scapes, tatsoi, sweet potato greens, fennel, fava greens, green garlic, chicories, Brussels Sprout greens, etc. How to integrate unfamiliar vegetables into favorite dishes? Fried rice, stovetop mac and cheese, sesame noodles, cauliflower mac and cheese, slaws, vegetable curry, latkes, beef stew, stir-fry   I have so much lettuce, zucchini, collard greens . . . ! Are vegetables ... Read more »

A Little Rice, A Lot of Herbs

...of salt into the warm rice. The whole thing went into a bowl, topped with egg and Sriracha. Perfect lunch on a hot day! That ratio of herbs to rice was inspired by Sabzi polo the Iranian dish with loads of herbs and rice. This is my 5-minute, totally oversimplified version. You could easily scale this up for more people. Leftover rice, like for any fried rice, will work much better than fresh. Freshly cooked rice will be too s... Read more »

Precious Time

...cooks, or aspiring cooks. . .   Spicy Cabbage & Sausage Fried Rice This is a simpler fried rice than my typical ones–no eggs, no soy or fish sauce–just ginger, garlic, pepper, cabbage, pork and rice, basically. It’s extra pretty with red cabbage but delicious with red, green or savoy.   Serves 4   2 tablespoons oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 3 scallions, white and green part... Read more »

Recipes

Main Dishes   Barley Lentil Soup with Green Garlic and Parsley Bean and Egg Burrito with Greens Bean, Herb and Cheese Quesadilla Japanese Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki) Caldo Verde (Cabbage and Potato Soup with Chorizo) Cauliflower Pasta “Risotto” Chard Patties aka “Daddy Patties” Chard Stem Gratin Chard Tart Chickpeas & Pasta Corncakes Couscous whatever-you-have-on-hand Salad Crepes with Caramelized Onions and To... Read more »

Using Prepared Pantry Items in Everyday Meals

...  Broccoli, Potato, Celery & Cilantro Salad w/ Aioli Dressing (aioli) Caldo Verde (Cabbage/Kale & Potato Soup w/ Chorizo) (veggie bouillon, sausage in freezer) Celery & Chickpea Salad (cooked chickpeas) Chard, Leek, White Bean & Cilantro Soup (over garlicky toast w/ an egg on top) (cooked beans, veggie bouillon) Chicken Noodle Soup (chicken stock) Cook-with-what-you-have Fried Rice (cooked rice) Green Curr... Read more »

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Quick Dishes

...Fried Rice & CSA Fried-Rice w/ Bacon Frittatas: Fresh Herb, Summer Squash & Herb; Mustard Greens; Sweet Pepper & Potato; Green Garlic, Fava Greens & Feta Green Beans w/ Mint & Feta Korean-inspired Ground Beef & Asparagus One-pot Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Greens Parsnip & Parsley Hash w/ Egg and Lemon Pasta Carbonara w/ Snap or Snow Peas Pasta w/ Kale and Hot Pepper Quick Broccoli Orzo Quick-Cook... Read more »

Kid-Friendly Meals

...Teriyaki Chickpeas & Pasta Coconut Rice with Corn Corn & Zucchini Fritters Cornbread Eggy Quesadilla (with Herbs) Fried Rice & CSA Fried-Rice w/ Bacon Lentil Soup Margherita Pizza Minestrone One-pot Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Greens Pasta Carbonara w/ Snap or Snow Peas Quick Broccoli Orzo Quick Mac and Cheese w/ Herbs (or Veggies) Rutabaga & Parsnip (or Potato/Carrot, etc. ) “Latkes” Spaghetti an... Read more »

Fritters, Patties, Latkes & Savory Pancakes

...and because it makes a mess and because I think they great just pan-fried in a bit of oil.   If your batter isn’t holding together well when you’re frying the patties, a little more flour and/or an (additional) egg, usually does the trick.   Beet & Chickpea Fritters w/ Mint Black Radish Pancakes Broccoli Fritters Broccoli and Bulgur Patties Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki) Chard Patties Corn and Zucchini Fritters Currie... Read more »

Prepared Pantry Basics

...within 5 days stored in the fridge or several months in the freezer. To use in salads, soups, spread, gratins, quesadillas, etc.   Cooked Grains: For use within 5 days stored in the fridge or a few months in the freezer. To make fried rice or rice pudding, or add to soups or make fritters or porridge, etc.   Roasted Tomatoes (for freezing): Just a few of these add depth and flavor to soups, stews, gratins, beans of a... Read more »

Welcome Rubinette & Discovery Box Customers!

https://www.cookwithwhatyouhave.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Rubinette_Discovery-Box-2.mp4   We’re partnering with Cook With What You Have to provide inspiration, tips and recipes for your Discovery Box bounty. Rubinette customers receive a 20% discount ($4.99/month) for access to Cook With What You Have’s Seasonal Recipe Collection. Use discount code rubinette to subscribe.   Quick salads, spring soups and risotto, or fri... Read more »

Cook-With-What-You-Have Fried Rice

…day. Rice thaws fairly quickly and when re-purposed into friend rice or added to soup or gratin or even a cold salad with a zippy dressing, is hardly any worse for wear. In fact for fried rice to be good you want to use rice that was previously cooked and cooled so the grains are sure to separate nicely. In my kitchen fried rice is another perfect cook-with-what-you-have kind of dish. Whatever bits of vegetables and sometimes meat I have…

Fried Rice

…thing you need to have thought of in advance is the rice. I always make more rice than I need at any given time and then freeze the rest for the fried rice nights. Or make it in the morning and leave it sitting out all day and then you’ll have nicely dried out rice for the fried rice that evening. And, if you want regular inspiration for cooking tasty and creative dishes on a regular basis you might subscribe…

Recipes

…as well as recipes.   Ideas for: garlic scapes, tatsoi, sweet potato greens, fennel, fava greens, green garlic, chicories, Brussels Sprout greens, etc. How to integrate unfamiliar vegetables into favorite dishes? Fried rice, stovetop mac and cheese, sesame noodles, cauliflower mac and cheese, slaws, vegetable curry, latkes, beef stew, stir-fry   I have so much lettuce, zucchini, collard greens . . . ! Are vegetables and herbs piling up, especially during the peak growing season?   Lettuce: Wash, store and…

A Little Rice, A Lot of Herbs

…of salt into the warm rice. The whole thing went into a bowl, topped with egg and Sriracha. Perfect lunch on a hot day! That ratio of herbs to rice was inspired by Sabzi polo the Iranian dish with loads of herbs and rice. This is my 5-minute, totally oversimplified version. You could easily scale this up for more people. Leftover rice, like for any fried rice, will work much better than fresh. Freshly cooked rice will be too sticky….

Precious Time

…cooks, or aspiring cooks. . .   Spicy Cabbage & Sausage Fried Rice This is a simpler fried rice than my typical ones–no eggs, no soy or fish sauce–just ginger, garlic, pepper, cabbage, pork and rice, basically. It’s extra pretty with red cabbage but delicious with red, green or savoy.   Serves 4   2 tablespoons oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 3 scallions, white and green parts, separated, all thinly sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 2 large garlic cloves,…

Recipes

Main Dishes   Barley Lentil Soup with Green Garlic and Parsley Bean and Egg Burrito with Greens Bean, Herb and Cheese Quesadilla Japanese Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki) Caldo Verde (Cabbage and Potato Soup with Chorizo) Cauliflower Pasta “Risotto” Chard Patties aka “Daddy Patties” Chard Stem Gratin Chard Tart Chickpeas & Pasta Corncakes Couscous whatever-you-have-on-hand Salad Crepes with Caramelized Onions and Tomatoes Eggplant, Sweet, Hot and Sour Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce with Salsa Verde Fried Rice Frittata with Greens Green Risotto…

Using Prepared Pantry Items in Everyday Meals

…  Broccoli, Potato, Celery & Cilantro Salad w/ Aioli Dressing (aioli) Caldo Verde (Cabbage/Kale & Potato Soup w/ Chorizo) (veggie bouillon, sausage in freezer) Celery & Chickpea Salad (cooked chickpeas) Chard, Leek, White Bean & Cilantro Soup (over garlicky toast w/ an egg on top) (cooked beans, veggie bouillon) Chicken Noodle Soup (chicken stock) Cook-with-what-you-have Fried Rice (cooked rice) Green Curry w/ Broccoli Kale & Potatoes Baked w/ Tomatoes & Bacon (roasted tomatoes, bacon in freezer) Minestrone (cooked beans, roasted…

Quick Dishes

Fried Rice & CSA Fried-Rice w/ Bacon Frittatas: Fresh Herb, Summer Squash & Herb; Mustard Greens; Sweet Pepper & Potato; Green Garlic, Fava Greens & Feta Green Beans w/ Mint & Feta Korean-inspired Ground Beef & Asparagus One-pot Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Greens Parsnip & Parsley Hash w/ Egg and Lemon Pasta Carbonara w/ Snap or Snow Peas Pasta w/ Kale and Hot Pepper Quick Broccoli Orzo Quick-Cooked Collards w/ Citrus & Raisins Quick Green Curry w/ Broccoli Quick…

Kid-Friendly Meals

…Teriyaki Chickpeas & Pasta Coconut Rice with Corn Corn & Zucchini Fritters Cornbread Eggy Quesadilla (with Herbs) Fried Rice & CSA Fried-Rice w/ Bacon Lentil Soup Margherita Pizza Minestrone One-pot Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Greens Pasta Carbonara w/ Snap or Snow Peas Quick Broccoli Orzo Quick Mac and Cheese w/ Herbs (or Veggies) Rutabaga & Parsnip (or Potato/Carrot, etc. ) “Latkes” Spaghetti and Nettle Pie Savory Swiss Chard Pancakes Tomato Bulgur w/ Basil & Garlic Zucchini & Rice Fritters…

Fritters, Patties, Latkes & Savory Pancakes

…and because it makes a mess and because I think they great just pan-fried in a bit of oil.   If your batter isn’t holding together well when you’re frying the patties, a little more flour and/or an (additional) egg, usually does the trick.   Beet & Chickpea Fritters w/ Mint Black Radish Pancakes Broccoli Fritters Broccoli and Bulgur Patties Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki) Chard Patties Corn and Zucchini Fritters Curried Kohlrabi Fritters Fried Rice “Pancakes” Kohlrabi “Latkes” Kohlrabi & Parmesan…

Prepared Pantry Basics

…within 5 days stored in the fridge or several months in the freezer. To use in salads, soups, spread, gratins, quesadillas, etc.   Cooked Grains: For use within 5 days stored in the fridge or a few months in the freezer. To make fried rice or rice pudding, or add to soups or make fritters or porridge, etc.   Roasted Tomatoes (for freezing): Just a few of these add depth and flavor to soups, stews, gratins, beans of any kind,…

Welcome Rubinette & Discovery Box Customers!

https://www.cookwithwhatyouhave.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Rubinette_Discovery-Box-2.mp4   We’re partnering with Cook With What You Have to provide inspiration, tips and recipes for your Discovery Box bounty. Rubinette customers receive a 20% discount ($4.99/month) for access to Cook With What You Have’s Seasonal Recipe Collection. Use discount code rubinette to subscribe.   Quick salads, spring soups and risotto, or frittatas for all those greens? Fried rice or Thai curries? Cook With What You Have will help you make the most of your produce and pantry staples…