This is almost too simple to post, alas. One thing I’ve been eating way too much of in Prague is rice gnocchi. First introduced to it while my friend Colleen and I were browsing the shelves of a nearby Tesco, I was a bit turned off, thinking they looked a little bit too much like freakishly white blobby aliens for me to eat them. Eventually Colleen cooked some for me in my kitchen and changed my mind. They’re a bit chewy, different from regular semolina pasta or gnocchi, but in a good way. I like to fry them with oil in a pan once they’re done boiling. Mmmmm. The general “recipe” goes something like this:
– 1/2 package rice gnocci
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic, crushed and cut small
– 1 large onion
– 1/2 green pepper
– kale, broccoli, other peppers, etc.
– salt and pepper, to taste
Boil a pot of water. While the water is heating up, heat the olive oil in a pan. Add veggies and garlic. Once the water is boiling, add the rice gnocchi with a bit of salt and oil, stir and watch closely. As soon as they start to float, strain them. Add to the veggies and saute everything until it’s slightly browned and the gnocchi have some brown crispy bits. Add salt and pepper to taste. Voila! Easy meal.
The brand of rice gnocchi I found is vegan, not sure if most brands are usually. I know most brands of semolina gnocchi have mono-di-glycerides, so you may want to check!