Menu Plan Monday for May 23 – 27

May 23, 2011 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

I love it when cultures intermingle, and the result is a brilliant culinary creation, don’t you?

One such creation is Taco Rice. If you’re not Japanese, have never been to Okinawa, or been to an Okinawan restaurant, then you’ve probably never heard of it. Trust me though, it’s a brilliant idea! And so simple! And delicious!

Because of the American base in Okinawa, there’s been quite a bit of American influence there. Supposedly, at some point in the 1960’s, there was a local chef who lived nearby one of the U.S. bases, and decided to combine Tex-Mex with the Japanese staple of steamed rice. I’m not sure how true this story is, but I don’t really care. At some point, Taco Rice was born. And it was good. And all the people in Okinawa, Japanese and American, really liked it. The end.

I’ve heard that Taco Rice is even sold at some fast-food franchises in Japan such as KFC and Yoshinoya, however, as I never really eat fast-food, I can’t confirm this.

Hisa made Taco Rice for dinner last night, but in my ravenous hunger, I forgot to take a picture for you, so here’s a picture I found online instead.

photo credit: learn2cook

The great thing about Taco Rice is that’s it’s just as simple as making tacos. It’s just steamed rice with taco meat on top, and then whatever other toppings you want. The most common toppings are lettuce, tomato, cheese, and salsa. I also like avocado and some crunched up tortillas chips on mine. So as you can see, it’s a very simple dish, much like tacos, but very satisfying.

Next time we have Taco Rice for dinner, I’ll try to resist devouring it all before I can take a picture. Oddly, that happens a lot whenever we have Tex-Mex for dinner. Odd, huh?

Menu Plan for May 23 – 27:

I think my sourdough starter is feeling neglected these days, as I haven’t used it in a while. Also, we have some fresh strawberries, so I think I might try making sourdough pancakes (with fresh strawberries) one morning this week. We’ll see how it goes…

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Menu Plan Monday. Tags: , , .

Lemon Caper Chicken Pasta Grilled Swordfish with Ginger Sesame Sauce

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


About Me

My name is Rachel. I'm a small-town girl born and raised in Oklahoma, currently living in Japan, who likes cooking, baking, reading, working out, and traveling. Join me in my culinary adventures, my domestic doings, and the story of my life, one day at a time.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 11 other followers

May 2011
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Archives


%d bloggers like this: