"Takeout" at home!

Having (thankfully!) recovered from my bout with the stomach bug, I’ve been back to cooking!  Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for both Chinese takeout and rice.  However, given the ambiguity of a lot of takeout, I prefer to make my own food.

So what to do when one is craving the ultimate tasty takeout treat, fried rice?  Whenever I ask myself a question like that, I inevitably hit the cookbooks.  And once again, Robin Robertson delivered. (Can you tell yet that I’m a huge fan of her recipes?)

Here’s her very tasty vegetable fried rice.  The original recipe only called for veggies, including zucchini, which I never would have thought to put in fried rice!  In order to make it a one-dish meal, I tossed in some seitan.  The end result was awesome, and I’ll definitely make it again.

You’ll notice that it’s the same lovely yellow color as fried rice you’d get at a Chinese restaurant.  That’s because I also love tumeric.  The recipe called for an optional dash of it, and of course I had to put it in.

I have been cooking other things, but nothing like so photogenic.  Chances are I’ll be breaking out another cookie recipe soon, and hopefully noodling around with a dish or two of my own creation!

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