When the weather warms up, our schedule does, too. Good news we have three meals this week that will help ease some of the rush of the year. All let you get food on the table with minimal effort and no chopping. (Bonus!) Make a comforting bowl of rice and eggs, or a sausage and veggie fry up, or a nourishing and tasty dal and call dinner done.
Gyeran Bap, Sausage and Vegetable Skillet, and Priya Krishna’s Dal
Eggs and rice are a comfort in many cultures. In Korea, one version is an egg fried in butter, soy sauce, and sesame oil, topping fresh white rice. Crush up a package of toasted seaweed snacks and you’re done. We loved the savory, salty, more-ish taste to a single person’s dinner.
- Follow Andrea Nguyen’s advice and make rice ahead of time. This recipe becomes that much faster.
- A little gochujang (red pepper paste) on top isn’t a bad idea.
- If you don’t like the NY Times paywall, try this version from Christie at Home
- Eric Kim is such a talented writer. Check out his new book, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home (Amazon Affiliate link- thank you!)
Frozen veggies can be a savior for a weeknight meal. No washing, no chopping, and all the goodness of fresh. Add those frozen wonders to a skillet of browned sausage and feel like you got a full meal on the table without much work. Plus, no cutting board to clean.
- Change up your sausage. Kate wants to try chorizo.
- Add an egg on top or use some of that rice you cooked ahead of time.
- Check out Budget Bytes Instagram page.
We couldn’t help but laugh at Priya Krishna’s description of dal, “It’s almost a rite of passage for Indian kids to hate eating dal when they are younger, and then to eventually realize as adults that it is truly the superior soup.” Lucky for us, Priya Krishna makes loving dal even easier with four options. Dal is our choice when we want a delicious, nutritious, and easy-peasy meal.
- If you can, make the chhonk. Totally worth it.
- Broken record time: Use that rice you made ahead!
From the Smorgasbord:
The Dinner Sisters were on a reality show! Together with our friend, Grant, we traveled to California in a food truck. Can’t hardly believe it. Check out the premiere of Season 15 of the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network: Sunday, June 5th at 9 pm EST.