Jasmine Rice, Kumquats, Mixed Vegetables

Jasmine Rice, Kumquats, Mixed Vegetables

It’s simple meals like this that keep me sane. A ton of my favorite foods all come together to create something, simple, flavorful and filling.

In this case, it was the gorgeous-looking kumquats at the grocery store that provided the inspiration. As soon as I saw them, I knew they could be passed up, so I bought them with no plan for using them.

I’ve loved kumquat since the first time I tried them – sour, yet sweet with a great texture they’re hard to beat when their ripe and in season.

I quickly looked through my cupboards and fridge and came up with a quick stir fry of vegetables with jasmine rice with the kumquats.

Jasmine rice is soft, fragrant and flavorful, but the best part is how quickly it cooks. Fifteen minutes on the dot and you’re ready to go. I wish I had thrown in a few kumquats while it was cooking instead of adding them later, but I’ll know for next time.

The vegetables were just a medley zucchini, yellow squash, baby carrots and spinach chiffonade with some dried cilantro all quickly sauteed with some roasted garlic oil, salt and pepper. Easy.

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