Sorry the posts have been sporadic these last couple of months. Claire has been a great baby, overall. Balancing two kids is, frankly, better than I thought it would be but still (obviously) challenging. I have help, thankfully. And the fact that Rice Kernel is nearly 4 years older than his sister means he’s fairly self-sufficient.
Claire was born in the midst of the school year which meant Rice Kernel had his own schedule, plenty of friends to play with every morning and activities to look forward to it. But with the end of the school year and only sporadic camps and activities, we’ve found ourselves going a bit stir-crazy. Let’s just say my little boy suddenly wants more attention. And I’m the #1 playmate. And often the only playdate of the afternoon. This, of course, has left me a bit more tired at 8:30 p.m. (when both kids are sound asleep) and a bit less likely to post my haphazard meals and rushed baking projects. (Let’s be honest, no matter how little time there is in the day to cook/bake, something sweet is in the oven at least once a week.) But that doesn’t meant we haven’t been cooking. In fact, the cooking hasn’t let up in our kitchen and I happily manage dinners at least 5-6 nights a week. Nothing fancy, though, as is the case with this dish.
This dish is one of those Asian street food dishes that I’ve never come across in American Asian restaurants. An old neighbor introduced my family to the dish years ago; I’ve never made it until now. Frankly, I had forgotten about it until I came across the recipe and the ingredients reminded me of something familiar. Made with ground pork, it requires few Asian ingredients and comes together quickly for a homey dish. Although it is supposedly served as a street snack, I added some diced onions and vegetables to round out the dish and made it a more complete meal.
Both kids are in bed as I type tonight. My brain tells me I better sleep. Claire has been restless around 5 a.m. and is still waking in the middle of the night to feed. But there are cooking blogs to read and tired muscles to foam roll from my run this morning. And, of course, some more recipes to continue sharing…. Thanks for continuing to read and visit all these months.
Pork Sauce Rice