F Is For Effort

Sometimes the available leftovers are aligned like so many lucky stars, forming a constellation that points the way to a lazy-ass dinner of surpassing tastiness.

This is what was in the fridge/freezer:

brown rice
some chicken stock (made from pressure-cooked wings)
kale pesto
frozen peas
1/2 can coconut milk
1/2 onion

I love making risotto from leftover brown rice; the second cooking, best done with good stock, gets it to an appealingly gooey place that still has some integrity. I threw a minced kaffir lime leaf in along with a few spices at the beginning while sweating the onion. Ten minutes later, we had dinner, more room in the fridge, and some empty containers for the next bunch of leftovers.

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  1. Heather
    January 20

    I have actually started cooking specifically for leftovers. Not a bad way to eat, when you've barely enough time to scratch your ass.

  2. Fresh Local and Best
    January 21

    This sounds pretty good! Great job for an impromptu effort!

  3. The Spiteful Chef
    January 21

    It's really pretty, and resourceful to boot. If/when the robot apocalypse takes place, you'll be one of the last to starve.

  4. peter
    January 24

    Blanche: Welcome to parenthood. It pretty much stays this way.

    Fresh: Thanks!

    Kristie: Two words: Robot fricassee.

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