this was sunday relaxing and de-stressing meal. i lazy-day-ed it and got up for a late brunch at bluegrass, laundered (tragically not money) for multiple hours at the ALWAYS entertaining coin-op, and then grocered my way to a tasty dinner.
the Mabo sauce was from my trip to Morgantown and the asian grocery a couple of weeks ago. recipe says brown pork, add sauce, crumble tofu, and serve
i needed more veg and less pork. i know, i said less pork. don't worry, i'm still big on the pig. i'm also just big. so ground chicken it was.
plus i needed veg.
so after browning the chicken, i added a diced onion, three stalks of diced celery, four cloves of minced garlic, and the mabo sauce to a pan. threw in a dash of spicy bean sauce too.
wait, bubble, gurgle, sizzle.
add diced red pepper. add four chopped baby bok choy.
meanwhile, back at the non-stick pan, add a bit o' oil. take the brick of tofu and slice into 6 pieces. pop it into the pan and let it sizzle. drizzle some sweet soy sauce on it and flip. drizzle again. sear it on both sides.
that rice? yeah, two cups of rice, 6 bay leaves, and 15 whole cloves. press the button. wait for the rice to cook. really, buy a rice cooker people.
plate it on up and scallion the top. some sesame seeds would have been nice too.