If you are in a big hurry to cook up something that is really tasty, I bet you have all of these ingredients in your kitchen! My classes are making this dish and it is the biggest hit. I’m always amazed at the simplest of dishes that can make you happy. This is one of them, so get ready for some big smiles coming your way.
If you are like me sometimes you think that more is better when it come to a recipe. But I am learning that really simplicity is the winner. When I was thinking through what to prepare for the rest of the year back in January this dish came to mind. It was a winner with last year’s crowd , but it was more time-consuming for a forty-five minute class. So I threw out something super simple and am pleasantly surprised at the results.
The Friday we cooked Fried Rice in my class I left school and ran errands. I wonder what went through the minds of those that passed me in the aisle at Publix. I’m sure they thought that I worked at some local Chinese restaurant or that I was too cheap to buy real perfume and just dabbed a lot of soy sauce behind my ear. I am not kidding you when I say that I had to roll the windows down in my car on the way home because the odor permeated every pore of my body. Just imagine 24 kitchens using sesame oil with a clove of garlic, ginger, onions, and soy sauce. The entire school smelled like a Chinese Wok by noon and we have a large school. This was a first, I had students checking out to go home and change clothes. The odor lingered in my room for weeks! Was the food good? Yes, it was, but I do need a much better ventilation system. Two large windows just does not cut it.