Clip art of burnt-looking rice
This unusual prompt follows on the heels of yesterday's prompt on favourite dinner ... hmmm ...
As I referred to in yesterday's post, I have burned rice before and unfortunately more than once which is why I got a rice cooker! ;)
Other than that however, what comes to the forefront of my mind is when I recently imitated from memory, my Mom's recipe for oven-cooked cabbage. I had added vinegar (not sure how much, but definitely more than what was required), sliced apples (not enough), and a think a touch of sugar for sweetness to a small red cabbage in an enamel roaster. I may be missing an ingredient here, though I believe those are the main ones.
You may be familiar with the strong smell of cooked cabbage, or rather cabbage that is cooking, aren't you? Now imagine that with the added aroma of white vinegar, a distinctly strong odor. Not a pleasant combination, not even separately!
The stench permeated the air even despite the stove overhead fan, a lit candle, natural lemon essential oil spray, and an open window. And not just in the air for that evening, nor even the next day, but also the one after that! In fact, I would say at least two days if not more!
Man, did I ever learn the hard way with this non-award winning recipe!
Did I repeat making it? I sure did, though with a lot less vinegar and it tasted much better! ;)
Tell me (so I don't feel alone in this), did you ever have a cooking fiasco?