So, while I was wandering about, I saw something that caught my eye.
"Rice Cake Sticks? What are these?"
|If you can't read the package, it's authentic!|
Well, that's all the endorsement I needed. I picked up a package and a few other ingredients that I hope will be featured in a future post.
So, I did some research, and found some cool recipes . I decided to go with the fried version, and I'll do the boiled/ soup version sometime later. Before I started cooking, I tried one raw. Don't do this. It is hard, bland and plastic-y. Made me worry that this was going to taste like... well, cooked bland plastic.
So, I got some oil hot in the pan, washed the starch off the sticks and threw them in the pan.
|mmmmm... packing peanuts|
|Spicy red sauce. I took no measurements, just eyeball it.|
|I shall call this sauce... 'brown.'|
|Which is a good thing. It was starting to look like a Michael Bolton concert.|
Now it was time to enjoy a beverage...
A while ago, my same co-worker told me how "Special Fried Rice" was made using a chinese dried sausage that would be diced and boiled with the rice as it was being prepared. So I took that idea and twisted it a bit.
|'Sweet' rice and dried venison sausage.|
|Did someone say 'Sticky Rice Fried Venison Balls?' No?|
Conclusion? Step out of the comfort zone. Play with some new ingredients. Have fun.