And so...I pulled up a recipe from America's Test Kitchen 'The Best Simple Recipes' that I have been dying to try, and one that includes all the key cooking skills since I started the Cool Campus Living website and Cool Campus Cooking blog. As you recall, Jon, our son, had asked that I give him all of his favorite recipes the day he left for Iowa University. Only problem was: Jon really hadn't cooked much (and I am still not certain he cooks a lot).
----How To Crack An Egg
----How Do I Make Those Mushrooms
----How To Boil Water / Rice
----Asian Flank Steak Marinade
These are all good in and of themselves, but together--WOWSERS! Take the challenge! Remember the Stuffed Jumbo Shells--same thing--lots of steps, but totally worth it--satisfying, rich, flavorful, chocked full of protein, veggies. I stepped up the marinade a smidge by adding heat, ginger, garlic and lime--just what it needed.
Ideally, this is the type of recipe you make when you have a bunch of left over rice rather than making everything at once. See what you think and don't miss out on this one.
Korean Rice BowlEquipment:
3-quart / Medium-sized Sauce pan with lid
Large non-stick skillet
2 cup of white rice (or brown rice--just remember cooking times)
4 cups of water
2 tsp salt
2 tsp butter
6 Tbls soy sauce
3 Tbls dark brown sugar (or light brown)
1 tsp of siracha / hot chili garlic paste (with the rooster on it)
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb thin steak or steak tips, sliced thinly against the grain
8 oz shitake or portobellos, sliced
10 cups baby spinach
1 Tbls soy sauce
1 tsp butter
1. Wash your hands.
2. Start your rice:
--put all rice ingredients into your sauce pan
--bring to a boil and stir once
--turn down heat to SIMMER x 15' (white) or 45' (brown) untouched.
--remove from heat and set aside.
4. Add the thinly sliced steak. (you can prep this the night before and simply refrigerate with cover)
6. Add your baby spinach and cook until wilted, approx 2-3 min.
7. Remove from the skillet and cover with foil.
I don't lie. This is delish and should do a fine job of warming you up!