Rice & Potatoes
Curry Shepherd's Pie was a product of making my mash-potato-loving son enjoy his curried meal. The curry and spice flavors works well beside the creamy mash potato. It is one of the few dishes that all my picky family members can agree on and enjoy.
One of the things I love about vacations is the different foods and different meal ideas we encounter. Loco Moco is one such idea. Simple and hearty, it is one that serves a very useful purpose for us. We hike often and are usually in the middle of mountains or trees, where there is no food truck or lunch cafe close by. Lucky for us, we just need to stop under the shade of a tree, and pull out Loco Moco to satisfy our hunger.
This dish uses the chicken marinade of Tikka Masala Chicken. Not wanting to waste the flavorful marinade, I added it to steamed rice and Yogurt Lime Rice was born. Works well as a side to any curried dish.
One of my favorite things to do with leftover rice is to fry it. I saw the GoChuJang paste in my refrigerator and thought, why not? I love the complex flavors the GoChuJang lends to the fried rice. It's sweet, it's spicy, and rich all at once!
Creamy potatoes works great as a side for any dish.
This is a perfect dish to make when you have day old rice and a little bit of vegetables left over in the fridge. The proportions I use tend to have less rice than traditional fried rice dishes but I feel it just makes the dish more tasty! Sriracha sauce adds the spicy and subtle sweetness to the dish.
On our last visit to Germany, I found a new condiment in the grocery store - Sweet Mustard. Being without my regular spices to work with, I added the Sweet Mustard to Mashed Potatoes. My family enjoyed the meal as a side to Currywurst Sausages (without the Sandwich). Now back home in North America, Sweet Mustard is not an easy condiment to find = so I add the sweetness to my favorite mustard to make the mashed potato recipe. We have it as a side to Paprika Lime Pork Chops or Jamaican Jerk Chicken.