September 18, 2004
fried rice? no, it's pasta...
Friday, September 18
I bought a box of tiny egg pasta called grattini earlier this year in Rome, and have since saved it in a cupboard - not because I forgot about it, but I wasn't quite sure how to cook it. As I couldn't find a good recipe using grattini, I just sort of followed the directions written on the back of the box.
It seemed that this kind of pasta is generally cooked in, and served as, soup. I cooked bacon and some vegetable in a skillet, poured in water and cooked the pasta in it - I should have put more water so that it would make a soup dish, but somehow I never used enough water and as a result ended up with a bowl of what looked like fried rice. It tasted like fried rice, too - or rather pilaf - but either way, the pasta absorbed the cooking liquid from bacon and vegetable, which can't be bad.
posted by chika at: 9/18/2004 10:40:00 PM