In the middle of winter it’s nice to be able to grow something. These photos show some scallions I bought and cut to cook with and then let them grow back. The brown part at the very base of the scallions in the bottom photo shows where I cut them; all of the green in new growth. This is about 10 days growth, but I’m going to let them grow a little more before I cut them again.
All you do is:
1. Put the cut scallions in a bowl, glass or vase with some water.
2. Rinse the bulbs and roots daily and add fresh water.
Wait for them to grow so you have more fresh scallions to cook with.
Sometimes I add a little sugar to the water. I’m not sure if this speeds up or helps the growing process in any way, but it doesn’t hurt. I’ll have to do a side by side test sometime to see if it makes a difference. Let me know what works for you!
This is a delicious way to add some flavour and nutrition to your rice by adding some greens, garlic and soy sauce. The recipe is in Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter. I just made it a little simpler by cooking it all in one pan, and upped the ratio of kale to rice, going heavier on the kale. Can’t get enough of the greens!
What you need:
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon-ish olive oil
1 bunch kale, chopped roughly
3 scallions/ green onions
1 cup cooked brown rice (white if that’s what you’re into)
soy sauce to taste
What you do:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, then throw in the sliced garlic. Let it cook for a minute, then add the chopped kale.
2. Add a little water to the pan, then throw a lid on it for a few minutes until the kale is wilted.
3. Push the kale to the sides of the pan and add a little more olive oil. Throw in the rice and let it cook until it gets a little crispy, stirring from time to time.
4. Add the scallions and soy sauce, to taste.
Done! Easy, huh?