The Monroe Blooms festival was last weekend and I feel like it's better if I show you the spectacularness of this event from last weekend instead of me trying to adequately articulate its splendor in words.
I can hardly think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than being surrounded by this bounty of glorious botanicals. 💐🌻🌺 I have zero actual evidence that this is true, but the flowers at the festival just seemed bigger, more fragrant and more vibrant than the flowers in my own yard. 🤷🏻♀️ There were tiny bouquets of brilliant yellows, pinks and blues and big beautiful planters with eye catching salmon and bold reds tucked in amongst a sea of green.
Whether I'm strolling through a flower festival or running through the supermarket, I can't seem to walk past a colorful bouquet of flowers without stopping to admire and then inhale a long, slow, deep breath - taking in all of its glorious scent. A beautiful bowl of fried rice has a similar effect on me - minus the long, deep breath of course. 😅 Bright, orange carrots, the brilliant green onions, the rosy, pink ham cubes and the sunshine colored egg in this dish work together to make the most amazing rainbow colored creation.
We can all agree that this fried rice is a spectacularly colorful and enticing dish but unfortunately, colorful doesn't always translate to healthy. 😓 Most fried rice recipes are high in fat and calories - despite all the vegetables. That doesn't have to be the case though. My "fried" rice is actually a deliciously beautiful AND healthy dish.
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons oil
1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4" pieces
3/4 cup ham, diced
4 scallions, sliced (whites and greens seperated)
4 cups cooked jasmine rice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup frozen peas
Sprinkle scallion greens on top.
I'm a fan of all rice but rice that's been made to look this beautiful is absolutely irresistible.
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