Wednesday, June 15, 2011

| what to do with lavender |

This week in our CSA, we got lavender. I have seen it used in desserts before, but wasn't sure what to do with it. So I made something up and it turned out to be pretty darn tasty.

LAVENDER FRIED RICE
1) Steam jasmine rice with 1 diced carrot, finely minced lavender, and finely minced lemon thyme (or any other complimentary herb).
2) While it's steaming, trim up some sugar snap peas by cutting off the ends and then dicing into 1/2 inch pieces.
3) When the rice is done cooking, stir fry the snap peas and rice in some oil in a wok. Add in a can (about about 1 pound cooked) chickpeas. Salt and pepper. Finish with a fair amount of butter for added deliciousness.

We really enjoyed this quick and easy meal. Not sure when we'll get our hands on lavender again, but I know what we'll be doing with it when we do!