Winner of Your Best Recipe with Scallions

May 14, 2014

Congratulations to gingerroot, whose Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork won the contest for Your Best Recipe with Scallions!

Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork on Food52

Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.
I was fortunate to grow up feeling that food was synonymous with family. My two grandmothers expressed love through cooking and feeding their family and friends, so some of my best childhood memories take place around a dining table. Food was also fun -- as the oldest of four, I remember having pizza-making contests with my dad. We kids chose a dough recipe, a sauce recipe, and all our own toppings, and my dad chose his own. I'm sure our pizza was always the best. Cooking with my siblings remains one of my favorite things to do when we are together.  

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What is your idea of comfort food?
While I could live on spicy, brothy noodle soup, we've been enjoying vegetarian taco night on a regular basis and it makes me really happy. I love seeing how many CSA vegetables I can incorporate into one taco -- a recent favorite included local loquat salsa, dandelion greens and carrot escabeche, seasoned black beans, roasted potatoes, and cojita cheese (see photo below).

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What's your least favorite kitchen task? 
It's a tie between washing greens for a salad and emptying the dishwasher. 

Your favorite kitchen tool? 
Lately it is been my microplane zester/grater. I got myself one last year, and can't remember how I lived without it.

What is your greatest kitchen disaster?
Luckily, I tend to collect a number of little kitchen disasters rather than any great ones. Most recently, I was making a batch of breakfast muffins and in an attempt to cut down on the number of dirty dishes, I used my food processor for a step clearly intended for my blender. I got buttermilk everywhere. Do I get a pass by saying it was early and I hadn't had my coffee yet?

Photo of Scallion and Pork Rice by Mark Weinberg

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hardlikearmour May 15, 2014
Congratulations, gr! I don't mind loading or unloading the dishwasher -- it's much better than washing by hand for me :-)
gingerroot May 16, 2014
Thanks, hla! While I do appreciate the dishwasher vs me hand washing, I think I still prefer someone else doing the loading/unloading. Can't wait till L & C are tall enough to put everything away safely!
inpatskitchen May 15, 2014
Congratulations gingerroot! Love this recipe!
gingerroot May 16, 2014
Thank you, Pat!
Kimberly J. May 15, 2014
I made the recipe. My family and I thought it was delicious! Thank you for sharing.
gingerroot May 15, 2014
You're welcome, Kimberly. I'm so glad you all enjoyed this!
healthierkitchen May 14, 2014
Congratulations! Can't wait to make this!
healthierkitchen May 14, 2014
and, unloading dishwasher is one of my least favorite tasks too! So uncreative!
gingerroot May 15, 2014
Thanks, hk!
EmilyC May 14, 2014
Hooray, congrats Jenny! Love this recipe!
gingerroot May 15, 2014
Thank you so much, Emily!
Kukla May 14, 2014
Congratulations Jenny!!! I am happy, you are the winner!!!
gingerroot May 14, 2014
Thank you, Kukla! I appreciate your kind words!
aargersi May 14, 2014
Yay and congratulations! Love this recipe!!!
gingerroot May 14, 2014
Thanks a!!! xo
Midge May 14, 2014
Yay! A well-deserved win. I just finished leftovers of this for lunch. SO tasty. Thanks for a great recipe.
gingerroot May 14, 2014
Thanks so much, Midge! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.