Then, I had to whiz up some homemade peanut butter (having a second bowl for the food processor comes in quite handy for days like this!) so I could get around to making yet another batch of the Peanut Butter Granola we seem to go through too quickly!
Now after all that, I still had to get dinner goin'! Since I had planned on getting all this done, I already knew this Supper Sesame Rice Omelette I picked out would be a good fit today since a lot of the time required was off-hands, waiting on the brown rice to cook!
You don't have to do this, but I used a mixture of vegetable broth and water to give the grains a little extra boost as they absorbed the cooking liquid - you could use all water though if you wanted too. A few minutes before the rice was done, I started softening a sweet red bell pepper, couple green onions and a shredded zucchini a friend gave us. When the rice was ready and still pipping hot, we tossed in a couple tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds and drizzled it with pungent sesame oil. The sesame flavored rice is then tossed into the skillet of vegetables, quickly followed by a combination of eggs, salty soy sauce and fresh ground black pepper. Stir it to combine for just 30 seconds, then leave it be so the eggs can almost set and form a golden crust on the bottom. The eggs won't be completely set, but they will finishing cooking as you blast the skillet under the broiler long enough to brown the top.
There are just enough eggs added to hold the rice together, yet not so many that it feels like fluffy frittata. Because there was quite a large amount of rice, I thought it might be a touch on the bland side, but the flavor from the sesame seeds and rich oil took very good care of that. The slices were thick, substantial and I loved how the zucchini blended into with the rice... and yes, I even had to play the "do you know what you just ate?" game with Jeff after the pieces vanished from his plate. He was a little grumpy that he ate zucchini as he claims he only likes it in cake or bread form, but I think he has finally come to the conclusion that nothing is safe from vegetables anymore! Hee hee!
Supper Sesame Rice Omelette