Doing it anyway…

I’m not really into western cuisine but the other morning, I decided to just do it anyway. You see, all this while, I’ve been frying rice kampung-style, Chinese-style…or whatever style depending on what I could find lying idle in the fridge…so this time around, I thought I could do it differently for a change.

I chopped five cloves of garlic and sliced the two remaining chirozo sausages that I still had in my freezer…and I decided to use a bit of the “mixed herbs” as well…

Ingredients

I melted two tablespoons of butter in the wok and fried the garlic till slightly brown before adding the chorizo sausages. After stirring for a while, I put in the leftover rice that I found in the fridge…and at the same time, I threw in a pinch of the mixed herbs…and sprinkled a few dashes of Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce and two slices of Cheddar cheese, cut into tiny little bits. After mixing everything together and stirring for a while, the dish was done and ready to be served – my garlic & butter rice with chorizo sausages and cheese…

G&BR with CS & C

So, was it good? I must say that I liked it very much – it was a welcome change from the usual, that’s for sure. I loved the fragrance of the butter and the garlic and the chorizo sausages certainly went a long way in contributing towards the overall taste. However, the next time around, I think I would add a lot more than just a pinch of the mixed herbs as I could only detect a hint and I would prefer it to be a little bit stronger.

My missus and I just ate it like that but I scooped out a bit and adding a spoonful or two of evaporated milk to loosen the rice, I put that in a small casserole. Then I topped it with cheddar cheese slices, cut into thin strips…

Topped with cheese

…and put it in the oven to bake till the cheese had melted…

Baked

That was for my daughter who was coming home later that afternoon and she liked it…

Inside

…or at least, she said she did.

And would I want to cook it like this again? Well, I probably would….once in a while or depending on the occasion or the theme of the dinner. I know self praise in no praise but frankly, I do think it was pretty good – nicer than some baked rice that I have had around here