Yesterday’s Packed Dinner: Freshly Cooked Ingredients!

I haven’t been posting the past 2 days because I have been overwhelmed by work. It’s the last week of the summer semester, and that meant having to read a 200+ page book, to write 3x papers, do a presentation, and to study and sit for a test – all these in the past FIVE days! Gosh! Well, at least that’s over!

Anyway… Yesterday! I had a little time to spare, so I decided to try preparing and cooking meat and vegetables, rather than to rely on frozen food. I combined all the ingredients – chicken, xiao bai cai, carrots, oyster mushroom – into a plate, seasoned it with garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red wine – and steamed it for about 15 minutes or so.

Here’s how it looks:

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I cooked extra for lunch. It was tasty, but it wasn’t mind-blowingly awesome. But the packed dinner turned out to be mind-blowingly awesome! I guess that’s because I soaked the meat and vegetables in the gravy for a few hours inside my containers, which allowed the meat and vegetables to absorb all the awesome flavours. It’s so mind-blowingly awesome, my friend tried it and instantly exclaimed how epic it was!

Anyway, I finished my 1kg bag of brown rice. I found out that 1kg of rice gives you 8 cups of rice, which translates to 16 meals. I think that’s really useful for estimating how much rice to buy each month (and the expenses).

The total time taken to prepare everything was about 1.5 hours. I’ll probably buy lots of meat and cook two different meat dishes and alternate between them for the next couple of days. That’ll make cooking in the morning a lot easier.