We often take for granted the little things that make our lives run smoothly. Like our own good health. I was not well this week. I won’t bore you with details, but there was still dinner to be cooked, the house to be cleaned, chores to do. I rested a while.
While going through my Instagram feed, I found a great idea for dinner. Pam Jorolan, from the family who owns”Everybody’s Cafe” in San Fernando, Pampanga (Philippines) shared on her Instagram photos how to steam a bowl of Napa cabbage over cooked rice in a rice cooker.
This was perfect for me. Even if I was feeling under the weather, I knew the vegetables in my bin would work for this.
The first thing I do in the kitchen when cooking dinner is cook rice. I do it in the rice cooker. Boiled white rice is a staple in Filipino food. We eat all meals with white rice. Pam’s recipe was a 15-minute easy, fuss-free, all in one meal for dinner. She even captioned her Instagram photo with “when you don’t have time to cook”. So following Pam’s photos, I did this dish immediately after the rice had just been cooked. The sweet, boiled rice aroma was sublime with the savory Asian seasonings sprinkled on the crisp veggies.
Caring for our family does not stop no matter what goes on in our lives. But the best we have to give is ourselves. We can only do so with good health and good spirits. Take care of your health, my friends. Good health trumps everything. With it, we can care for our family with all our love and all the good food we can cook.