The Global food crisis, has hit the U.S. We are now in a state of panic [recessionary depressionary panic even], are you a bad enough dude to save America?
I'm not a panicky individual--on the contrary; I tend to be the level-headed rational voice in a sea of chimp-like hubbub, but if you're telling me we're running out of rice then I've officially hit the panic button. He who controls the rice, controls the Universe!
I'm very close to just gutting the nearest chinaman and consuming his rice-filled innards. Throw me some poppy seeds or something! I'm feeling rather pinched and I feel its a serious issue that we're RUNNING OUT OF FOOD!
"Looting and riots in Haiti left at least six dead and forced the resignation of the prime minister this month, leaving the hemisphere's poorest country tense and edgy. In Guyana an 80% rise in the price of rice and 50% in the cost of chicken triggered protests and a strike by sugarcane workers. The government promised to issue seeds and urged people to cultivate idle land. Surinam set up an emergency cabinet committee to seek ways to dampen food prices."
You know what Chicken and Rice is right? Its arroz con pollo, and nobody messes around with my arroz con pollo [which goes excellent in a stew I might add]:
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup of flour for dredging
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil (can use up to 1/4 cup)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups of medium or long-grain white
1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste or 1 cup of diced fresh or cooked tomatoes, strained
Pinch of oregano
1 teaspoon salt/li>
*Check the instructions on the
1 Heat 3 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet (a skillet that has a cover) on medium high heat. Put the flour in a wide bowl, mix in a generous sprinkling of salt, pepper, and paprika. Dredge the
2 Add the
3 Place the
Update: Let us grow chicken!