A little heat in dinner and then a icy cold drink to cool it down.
Spicy Jasmine Peanut Rice
Ingredients for rice:
1 cup Jasmine rice
1 10 to 13-ounce can chicken, drained
1 Tbsp diced dried shallots
2 tsp sugar
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
2 tsp lime juice or 2 tsp water + 1/4 tsp True Lime powder
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 tsp diced dried garlic (1 clove)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Fresh or dried cilantro for garnish
Directions for rice:
Bring 2 cups water, chicken and sugar to a boil in a medium heavy saucepan. Add in the rice, stir well, lower the heat to low and cook tightly covered for 20 minutes.
Directions for sauce:
Mix the sauce ingredients up in a bowl, stirring well till they combine in a smooth paste. set aside till rice is cooked.
Toss the rice mix with the sauce till well coated.
Matcha Green Tea Frappe
5 tsp Matcha “latte” mix
8 ounces cold milk
1 1/2 cups ice
In a blender process on high, on frappe setting till well blended – and no ice chunks. Serve in a tall glass with a bubble tea straw.