Sunday, December 9, 2007

Crock Pot Curried Rice and Lentils

I've kept myself pretty busy here this weekend. Nothing big, but I'm not bored yet. I've done a bit on the kitchen, thanks for asking. Plus, a little cooking. After a slightly hellacious shopping experience, I vowed not to leave the house again yesterday. I figured if I was going to spend all day in front of the TV crafting, I should have some slow cooking going on.

There was a box of Krusteaz Bread Mix sitting on my shelf* mocking me. So I finally whipped out the bread machine again. This is the second time I've used it. I'm still not sure what size it is or really how to use it, so it's mostly guesswork and lots of calls to my mom. The Italian Herb bread turned out... okay. It tasted kinda funny, but freshly made bread can never be bad. Meh. I wouldn't recommend it.

However, this curried rice and lentil recipe was pretty good. Now I can't say for sure this tasted authentic, but it seems that way to me. Plus, I had all the ingredients in the pantry and it was done almost at the same time as the bread. You can find the recipe here. Note that I substituted a LOT of onion powder instead of an onion and it turned out good. Not sure if it was supposed to be so mushy, but truth be told, I like mushy rice.

*It hurts us, Rebekah.

1 comment:

The Wise and Wonderful Rebekah said...

"There was a box of Krusteaz Bread Mix sitting on my SELF mocking me."

I have a vision of this box of bread stalking you around your apartment and finally sitting on you while you craft and taunting "I don't know why you have me, you're never going to bake me. I am going to sit here for months and never be touched. Oh, don't mind me, I'll just sit here next to the baking powder that you will never find."