Showing posts from March, 2015

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

Reid and I aren't really into football. Even though Reid played football for a short stint in high school, he, as he says himself, found a much more comfortable position as a mathlete.  I definitely followed the Longhorns when I was in school.  It was an exciting time, I mean, we were the National Champions! Anyway, since we aren't really into football now, we only watch one game a year, the Super Bowl.  We don't really have a favorite team, and we probably watch it most for the ability to talk about it the next day with people and to watch the commercials.  Obviously, this post is way overdue! Last year we pre-ordered wings form Pluckers.  They came about 4 hours later than the expected time and we were starving! So this year, I made wings at home.  Found the recipe thanks to F&W's daily e-mail.  It was soooooooo good.  Spicy, sweet, salty and perfect balance of deliciousness. Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings Recipe from Food and Wine.  Original recipe feeds 10, I re…

Rice Porridge, Congee with ajitama egg, fried tofu, furikake, and Maggi seasoning

Growing up, whenever I was sick, my mom made me congee, or rice porridge.  It is very easy on the stomach and so comforting.  Now, whenever it is cold outside or I'm feeling a little under-the-weather, I make some.    It is very easily digestible, so ideal when you're having some tummy troubles.  Starting in vet school, my roommate Allegra introduced me to adding fried tofu to the dish.  So yummy.  I also like to eat it with an ajitama egg, a soft-boiled Japanese marinated egg, Furikake seasoning (Japanese rice seasoning), Maggi seasoning, and cha bong, or dried shredded pork.  Of course, if you were sick, you might want it a little more plain, with maybe just Maggi seasoning and cha bong.

I like to use one day old cooked rice, although you could start with uncooked rice grains, it will just take longer to cook.  What I learned from my mom is that there is traditionally two kinds of congee in Vietnamese cooking.  One is a plain rice porridge, made with water and simply served …