corneliu baba, a household name in romania is not as well known further west. the 20th century painter unfashionably yet consciously worked in the tradition of the masters. specifically citing el greco, rembrandt and goya as strong influences. although baba is best known for his impressionistic portraits, the subtle puissance of his still lifes alludes to the vigor of his practice and strength in technique. corneliu baba's perspicacious paintings have inspired a sensational vegetable egg fried rice.
prep time: 30 min.
cook time: 30 min.
total: 60 min.
- 1 cup of cooked rice
- 1/2 of an onion
- 2 teaspoons of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
- 1/3 cup of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of sriracha (or to taste)
- 2 peppers
- 1/4 cup of chopped carrots
- 1 cup of chopped broccoli
- cilantro for garnish
- 1/2 cup of corn
- 5 teaspoons of peanut oil
- 2 eggs
preheat oven to 350F
prepare a flat pan for the oven, place chopped carrots, broccoli, corn and peppers on the pan
garnish the vegetables with 2 teaspoons of peanut oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic and 1/2 a teaspoon of crushed red pepper.
bake vegetables for 15 min.
while the vegetables are in the oven, prepare a large frying pan on the stovetop.
heat 1 teaspoon of peanut oil in the pan on medium heat
add onions to pan, let them simmer for 2 min.
add 1/2 cup of cooked rice and fry with the oil for 5 min.
add 2 teaspoons of peanut oil and add the eggs to the pan, fry the eggs in the pan and mix well with fried rice.
when eggs are cooked, add soy sauce, sriracha, garlic and crushed red pepper and all of the vegetables.
let everything simmer until the sauces have been absorbed completely by the rice and vegetables.
garnish the rice with cilantro, and it's ready to serve!