Lazy Teriyaki Ribs & Rice

2013 09 Teriyaki Ribs

I’ve made ribs in the slow-cooker in the past, but I wasn’t a big fan of it. Too many fat bits floating around. They were on sale at the supermarket, I decide to try them in the oven. I watched some videos and read some recipes and then came up with this version.

Ingredients:

  • Pork Ribs
  • Teriyaki marinade that I had in the fridge
  • Minced Garlic
  • Minced onion flakes
  • Brown Sugar

Directions:

Step 1: Mix random* amounts of all the marinade ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
Step 2: Pour marinade into zip-loc bags along with the ribs.
Step 3: Put the zip-loc bags in a fridge. Accidentally leave them in over night. or Two.
Step 4: Place the ribs on a rack over a foil-lined baking sheet. Put in the oven at 300F for 2-2.5 hours, flipping them over once (after precisely 1.25 hours).
Step 5: While the ribs are in the oven, take the left over marinade, add some extra* ingredients if you don’t have enough liquid and heat it up in a pot.
Step 6: Take the ribs out, coat with marinade and broil for 5 minutes. Flip it over and repeat.
Step 7: Curse about the giant mess despite precautions of Step 4.
Step 8: Enjoy delicious ribs with sushi rice and random* veggies. For an extra challenge, try eating them with chopsticks.

* I take no responsibility if your definition of random doesn’t match mine.

Lazy Jerk Chicken with Peas & Rice

2013 09 Jerk Chicken (2)

This is the third time I’ve made Jerk Chicken in the slow cooker (using this recipe). While it is clearly a really simple recipe, by laziness standards, it has too many ingredients and steps. So, I have lazy-fied this recipe as follows:

Ingredients:

10 Chicken drum-sticks (or chicken in your favorite forms)
1/2 jar of Jerk seasoning paste (not seasoning/powder)

Method:

Step 1: Clean chicken and dump into slowcooker with 1/2 jar jerk seasoning.
Step 2: Cook for 5 hours on high in slowcooker.
Step 3: Broil in oven for 10 mins

I use this one, that I picked up from the locally owned grocery store.
2013 09 Jerk Chicken (1)

Other recipes that I used were all from an awesome Youtube channel that I discovered recently: CaribbeanPot:

Lazy Chicken & Rice

Every time I visit NYC, my bff takes me to the Halal cart on 53rd and 6th for their chicken and rice. I may be the first one to say it, but it is quite delicious.  I found this recipe on the internets for something similar, but it was modified to accommodate the available ingredients and my laziness.

Chicken Rice

For the chicken:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)  garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil forgot to do this
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat (6 to 8 thighs) 2 chicken breasts from costco
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

You are supposed to marinate this, and then cook it and then chop it up and then cook it again. Clearly that wasn’t going to happen. So I cut up the raw chicken marinated over night and cooked it up in a pot.

For the rice:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain or Basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet, then add the turmeric and cumin for 1 min. Fry the rice in this mixture for 4 mins. Add chicken stock and cook it till the stock is absorbed. I used Trader Joe’s stock. It is quite delicious.

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar too lazy to look for the bottle
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix all this together for yummy sauce.

I didn’t have lettuce or pita bread. So just served with some fresh veggies.