leek and basmati cake with poached egg and garden fresh tomato, originally uploaded by aarn! +21st October, 2008+.
just pretend like this was some fancy upload from an iphone or something. the pictures totally didn't turn out (much like all iphone pictures), but this was very delicious and it was decided that it would not be overlooked like many of the other meals that don't make it into posts...rambling=complete.
finely chopped up some leeks and mushrooms, mixed that up with a 1c. of fully cooked basmati rice (1c. before cooking), some shredded carrots, garlic and romano cheese (probably 3/4c.), minced fresh tarragon, a pinch of cumin, salt, and pepper, and two beaten eggs. pressed about an inch thick layer of that mush into the bottom of a few small loaf pans which had been buttered. tossed that in a 400-degree oven for 10-minutes, then broiled for two or so. crispy on the outside and solid on the inside, these cakes were served with a poached egg in a bowl and a chopped garden tomato. kind of a choose-your-own-adventure, put the egg on top, eat it separate, mash it all up with the tomatoes, just a quick and pretty balanced meal. went well with some cheap-ass hot sauce.