sesame & seaweed brown rice

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This week was nuts.  Nuts, I tell you:

I elbowed a venti Starbucks cup of sweet black tea onto my desk and it emptied out, saturating my keyboard, mouse, and several important wire connections.  By miracle of God, it's all okay.  Every now and then I punch a less-used, crunchy key that requires a bit more finger power but it is still in basic working order.  As I write this, the only too-sticky and unusable key is CONTROL.  Figures.

I was also felt up by my cleaning lady.  Word of advice: don't mention to a strong, matriarchal, outspoken woman/cleaning lady you plan on someday getting pregnant lest you wish to be asked every subsequent time they see you if you are pregnant yet.  They will then emit a clucking disappointed sound and sad head shake when you're not. And they will then speculate what your body might look like when you are with child, which inevitably leads to boob-feeling.  In her defense, she does have a history of breaching personal boundaries.  I shoulda known better.

I also went all the way to the final callbacks at the network for a children's sitcom where I performed a scene that included reading someone's aura, taking a call from Barack Obama and extolling the virtues of a vegetarian diet. Despite a brilliant performance (if I do say so myself), I didn't get it.

If there was ever time for some comfort food, this is it.

This rice recipe was born out of a recent kitchen foraging session.  I bought these seaweed snack things from Trader Joe's a while back and they are DELICIOUS.  On a whim, I crumbled them into some brown rice along with some asian condiments, and in literally four minutes, had a kickass and super nourishing dish.

Eat it solo or serve it on the side with some vegetables and/or meat.  Best thing of all?  It's totally dependable and satisfying.  It won't screw with your electronics, grope you, or make you jump through hoops while judging.

Sesame & Seaweed Brown Rice

2 cups cooked brown rice (I love Trader Joe's frozen organic version.  It comes in two-cup packets. Three minutes in the microwave and it's perfect.)
2 green onions, minced (white, light green and about an inch of the dark green part)
1T toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 t soy sauce or tamari
3/4 t black (or regular) sesame seeds
1/2 to 1 full package Trader Joe's roasted seaweed snacks

Mix all ingredients into the hot cooked rice and serve immediately.  If you let this sit, the seaweed gets soggy fast.  It's still good, it's just loads better if eaten right after tossing.



  1. That looks amazing. I need to make that.

    I love the story about your cleaning lady. Hilarious.


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