We do eat foods other than salads during the summer.
Sometimes I’m too lazy to go out and pick lettuce.
Sometimes I actually buy greens at the market.
In previous years the aphids have won the battle over the spinach in my garden. I no longer plant it. Luckily for me it’s readily available at the markets this time of year.
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Spinach & Rice Pilaf
This is almost like fried rice – but quicker. Sauté the vegetables when the rice is almost done.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Sides
- 1/2 cup (3.5oz, 100gr) quick-cooking brown rice
- 1 cup (8oz, 250ml) beef broth
- 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
- 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
- 2oz (60gr) spinach, washed, large leaves chopped
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp marjoram
- 2 tsp oil
- Cook rice in beef broth according to package directions.
- Heat oil in a medium skillet.
- Add carrots, onions, and sauté until tender.
- When rice is done, add it to the skillet, along with the spinach, soy sauce and marjoram.
- Cook, stirring, just until the spinach starts to wilt, 1 – 2 minutes.
I make this with a quick-cooking brown rice that looks like (or is) brown basmati. It cooks in 16 minutes. Basmati or any rice will work.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 275
- Sugar: 6.2 g
- Sodium: 460.2 mg
- Fat: 6.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 48.4 g
- Fiber: 5.1 g
- Protein: 7.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: rice pilaf, spinach, rice sides
Another good choice is Rice, Pea & Parsley Salad
Today was one of ‘those’ days – but in a good way.
I was going on my walk alone today, as my walking partner is away. I was hoping for an early start, but as I was changing shoes the guys showed up to clean the chimneys. They never make an appointment, just appear and come back if it doesn’t work.
I decided to be kind and not leave mon mari alone to deal with them so I got the watering done while they got the chimneys done.
After my walk I realized that the shallots needed to be braided and hung up in the cave. As I took all the debris from that project out to the compost I noticed that a lot of the lettuce had bolted overnight so I went into the potager and pulled all that out.
As long as I was there I picked the beans and summer squash and tied up the tomatoes.
And so on….
It was a good day.
On another subject…. I keep hearing / reading about people ‘going yo their happy place.
This is mine:
I spend so much time gazing up at all the shades of green against the blue sky that I am lucky my bike and I have not ended up in the canal.
Looking up is beautiful and brings me peace.