I hate the way my mustache smells after eating pizza. And I just trimmed this morning, too! You’d think if it were short enough this wouldn’t be a problem, but somehow the grease finds its way there.
I’m sorry, I know this is definitely stoking your appetite to eat something appealing. Lets switch gears here while I share my quick and easy recipe for fried rice lunch goodness. My stomach was grumbling at work yesterday and I only had a few random ingredients with which to work,(cooked brown rice, a jar of homemade spicy pickles w/ onions, fresh almonds, etc) but together they turned out surprisingly tasty. Here’s what I did:
Rough chop a handful of almonds and toast on medium heat, shaking often until fragrant. Set almonds aside. Put 3-4 teaspoons of olive oil in frying pan and warm on medium. Add half a cup cooked brown rice, stirring occasionally for one to two minutes (some of the rice may jump out of the pan, so be careful). Toss in quartered homemade spicy pickles and onions (and a little pickle juice if you like), the almonds, 1 packet soy sauce (I prefer a non-MSG soy like Kikoman) and 1 teaspoon strawberry jam (Mine is with rosemary*) for a hit of sweetness. Stir until combined and hot, but don’t leave too long as jam/soy sauce will start to stick/burn to pan. Serve and Boom! Quick fried rice!
I know it may not sound appetizing, but I was verysatisfied, and I realized its all vegetarian. Its amazing how good toasted almonds can make a dish taste.
*There is a local merchant here who makes jams and such under the name New Forest. She has some of the best I’ve tried and you can find her online. Look it up, her Orange Marmalade is like no other.