Posts Tagged ‘oatmeal rice’

Fake ShalyapinOat Dregs

May 21, 2015

So, a couple of times now, I’ve talked about an anime called Food Wars (AKA Shokugeki no Souma). It’s about a cooking wizard whose dishes make people’s clothes explode off of them. Last time was about my unsuccessful attempt to recreate a fake version of his Steak Shalyapin (fake, because it used pork instead of beef). Unfortunately, no-one’s clothes exploded, although I did have to let my belt out a notch. Fortunately, there was a lot of rice left. OK, sticky, pasty rice, with lots of fried onions and rather too much post-maillard wine and shoyu sauce, with zero ume paste. A perfect description of dregs if I ever heard one.

Setup: 1/3 cup of stone ground rolled oats, 1/4 cup of the leftover rice  and onions from a Steak Shalyapin, one cup of broth, salt. Add the rice before you add the oatmeal. Cook for 10 minutes or so, depending on the exact style of oats.

Results: Very Good. The overdone flavor of the sauce was cut nicely by the broth, the rice added a nice texture to the boiled-plant-seed oats, and fried onions are always welcome in oatmeal. I’ll have it again, next time I ruin a Steak Shalyapin. Maybe by that time I’ll have some ume paste.

Rating: *****


March 9, 2012

In the interest of equal rights for starches, I thought I’d try rice instead of potatoes as an oatmeal additive. This uses leftover rice from the night before. You know, the stuff that’s gotten really hard in the fridge.

Experiment 1: I used a scant quarter cup of rice, which is probably half again the weight of a rehydrated tablespoon of potato buds, plus a hefty quarter cup of 20min oats. I also used up the last of my current pack of Golden Curry. Beef broth.

Results: Very good. Even with the curry dominating everything, the rice flavor was there, and the rice grains gave it a very different mouth feel. I plan to do it again, without the curry.

Experiment 2: Same setup, except with a cup of vegetable broth, and a quarter cup of Coors beer.

Results: OK. Pretty bland. A grab sample of shredded cheese did wonders for it.