Asian Stirfry with Poached Eggs, Brown Rice and Seaweed Cucumber Salad

Vegetable stirfry with a poached egg, on brown rice with a cucumber seaweed salad

Another super easy stirfry meal.  The vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cabbage, eggplant, and scallions) were cooked with cumin and turmeric and garlic.  A lovely combination of colors, I must say.

Colorful rainbow carrots and red cabbage

Then, when the vegetables were nearing done, I simply made little wells in the vegetables in the pan and broke an egg into them and covered the pan and let them cook for about 5 minutes, poaching them in the vegetable juices.

Eggs poaching in the vegetable stirfry

Then I  served it on rice with soy sauce, and if we had them, chopped peanuts (but those are not very local and presently not in our pantry).  The cucumber seaweed salad is simply chopped cucumber and scallions, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and dried wakame, all mixed together and given some time to amalgamate.

Cucumber seaweed salad

For dessert, we made watermelon sorbet.  Simply chopped up watermelon, mashed it with a potato masher, go the seeds out with a food mill, added some lemon and sugar to taste and stuck it in our ice cream maker until a nice pink stiff slush formed.  Delish!

Oh the tastes of summer!

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2 Responses to Asian Stirfry with Poached Eggs, Brown Rice and Seaweed Cucumber Salad

  1. Sondra says:

    Do Mr. Spice’s organic, salt-free, stir-fry sauces count as “non-slot” foods? The bottle says “Product of USA” and “Distributed by Lang Naturals” in Newport, RI. You could use them for variety in future stir-frys, especially later on when you run out of grandfathered pantry spices. I buy them online. My favorite is the “Ginger Stir-Fry”.

    http://www.mrspice.com

    • Hi Sondra,
      So Mr. Spice’s stir fry sauces count for two principles. One for being organic and therefore sustainably produced. Two for coming from a small business. Although processed in the Northeast, not all the ingredients come from New England, so it is not entirely local. It’s on the fence, but certainly something we can get within our slot system. We’ve been debating about these types of items for a while, it’s sort of a grey area. In talking to one of our friends in terms of international developmental policy, the idea of supporting regional specialties like spices can be beneficial to that population of farmers, and something that morally might be good. However, without fair trade certification, we don’t know how beneficial this type of trade is for these ingredients. Something to probably investigate further and write some philosophical posts about. This whole issue I think is important to think about further. Until then, the sauces count as half a slot. We have yet to try out Mr. Spice’s stirfry sauces and we will have to sometime in the near future. They look tasty. Thanks for the suggestion!

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