Serious Eats: Talk
What should I make tonight?
Here's what I have in my fridge/pantry
less than 100g ground pork
sichuan chile bean paste
3/4 of a kabocha
salted black beans
a small amount of firm silken tofu
dried facing heaven chiles
an array of indian/arabic spices
fresh thai chiles
some scallions (maybe)
sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin, sake, venegar, various cooking oils, butter
brown japanese rice
white japanese rice
In about two hours I need to make dinner. I was thinking Mapo Doufu (it would conveniently use up the pork and chile bean paste, as well as the leek). Only concern: I don't have a ton of tofu, nor do I have much of the right kind of rice, and I don't like eating East Asian food with basmati rice....
Should I just go for it, or can you guys suggest something else?