Welcome back! After last week’s decadent dessert that could only be called “delightfully devilish”, I figured I’d go in the exact opposite direction with something more…veggie-forward. Hence, vegetable stir-fry. Yes, no better way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Three Houses than to cook one of the more boring dishes.
The Dish: Vegetable Stir-Fry
Ingredients: Chickpea, Tomato, Cabbage. Flavor text also mentions egg.
The Research: Do you know what chickpeas, tomatoes and cabbage are? Heard of eggs before? Cool? Cool. Unlike last week, this doesn’t require guesswork. I guess the rice isn’t necessarily called for, but…it’s stir-fry. Stir-fry without rice is like playing FE3H without recruiting Bernadetta: are you really even taking it seriously if you don’t include it?
The Method: I start by soaking my chickpeas, which is apparently a thing you’ve gotta do (hint: if you’re gonna do this, please choose canned chickpeas if available). As they soak, I chop up some green onion (uncalled for in the recipe text, but I feel they’re very welcome) and shred some cabbage. Once my chickpeas are ready, I toast and season them, then set them aside. Before we get to the rice, there are two ways to handle your egg: you can cook it as you cook the rice, or you can cook it in advance and add it later. I prefer the second as I’m somewhat particular about my eggs, but I leave the final decision up to you.
Now it’s time to combine the various elements. I started with garlic sautéed in olive oil (side note: I’ve noticed that unlike Breath of the Wild, FE3H’s recipes tend to not require you to gather the spices), and once my olfactory nerve was screaming in delight, I added the cabbage, onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. After these looked good and ready, I dropped in my rice (yes, the precooked packaged variety, I doubt that Garreg Mach, cooking for as many as it does, would be above such shortcuts either), hit it with the customary soy sauce, added in the chickpeas and egg, and gave it a good mix until it smelled and looked ready. And ready it was!
The Result: You may want to be sitting down for this one, but the combination of fried rice, egg, green onion, and three solid vegetables is a delicious one indeed, and it was even better when I added hoisin and sriracha. The only element I didn’t love was the chickpeas – I’m only fond of them in hummus form, and I only included them for recipe accuracy (part of my promise to you, the reader, is that I will always include required ingredients or acceptable substitutes). That said, this is an easy, infinitely adaptable recipe that’s as delicious and filling as the in-game description claims.
Disclaimer: This is a fan-based blog and has no affiliation with Nintendo or any other rightsholders of Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem Three Houses, or any other associated brands. Do not claim fast-food cooking as your own unless from upstate New York.