i have never seen a crazier looking vegetable than this one. so i ignored romanesco for awhile, i dismissed it as a veggie trend with all of it's neon coloring and psychedelic shapes- too fancy for this girl. but yesterday, i broke. i bought a head. it was sitting next to some purple cabbage and i had some oprah aha moment where i pictured it mixed into a stir fry all colorful-like. and i knew, we're going to be friends, this bizarre vegetable and I. and so we are. it's delicious, and funky and has a great texture. i'm a fan, romanesco, i'll stick with you even when neon isn't cool anymore.
1 head of romanesco broccoli, chopped
1 cup (dry) forbidden rice
1/2 of medium/large purple cabbage, sliced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon of dark toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons shoyu (or substitute a little less soy sauce)
juice of one lime
2 green onions, sliced for garnish
prepare forbidden rice (i rinse thoroughly and then cook 1 cup of dry rice with 1 1/2 cups of water in our rice cooker). this can be done in advance or be cooking while you're prepping the veggies.
heat sesame oil in a wok over medium heat. add onion, ginger and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes minutes. the onion should be softening.
add romanesco broccoli, one tablespoon of shoyu and the juice of 1/2 of the lime. mix it all up, cover and cook for 2 more minutes.
add cabbage, one tablespoon of shoyu and second half of lime. cook until the cabbage and romanesco are to your liking (I prefer a little crunch, but cook longer if you like a softer stir fry). When veggies are almost to your preference, add forbidden rice and one final tablespoon of shoyu (taste first and omit if you prefer it with less shoyu). I also add a few squeezes of siracha for some heat!
garnish with green onions. serve to amazed friends and family & enjoy!
i'm signing off early for the week my friends! we're headed out to the desert to photograph a wedding here and will be having a little fun in the sun before and after. here's a few links to keep you entertained till we get back!
a behind the scenes interview with me on vmac&cheese! (including places i want to visit and books i want to read!)
the answer to happiness, in case you're on the hunt
a sneak peek of something pretty
a little something to make your ears happy
our friend max posted his year in review recently, and boy is it amazing!
a sweet little something that's on my wishlist
hope you enjoy!
my most favorite lunch lately: very garlicky sauteed collard greens with quinoa, sea salt and a few splashes of balsamic. SO GOOD! try it, i promise you'll thank me. *i use 4 large cloves of garlic with 1 bunch of greens- this might not be the best meal to pack for lunch in a shared office space.
hey there friends! sorry the posting this week has been sporadic, there's a lot going on in the yates-mora household. i can't wait to share more when i can! but for now, here's a peek into what's going on in my fantasy life. that chair. i would do embrassing things for it. i would sell 3/4 of my closet to have it. but since anthropologie isn't doing closet trades, it will just have to live in my dreams. and i'm kind of ok with it since lately this has been my motto. but someday, i really hope i can move it into the category of things i need, because that chair is TASTY! wishing you a fantastic weekend and a very rich fantasy life. xo