Ordinarily, multitasking Top Chef host, executive producer, author, model and mom Padma Lakshmi keeps a busy enough schedule. But lately she's been promoting her new memoir as well, and yet somehow she found time to tell us a little bit about how she feeds herself and her daughter.
Here's how Padma tells us she fuels herself when she's on her own.
When it’s just me at home, my go-to dishes are usually the ones I grew up eating as a kid: khichdi, a lentil and rice porridge with lots of vegetables, or thayir sadam, a savory yogurt rice. That’s my version of soul food! I included the recipes for both dishes in my new food memoir, Love, Loss, and What We Ate.
And when she's with her daughter, Krishna, here's what they nosh on together.
My daughter and I eat a mostly plant-based diet at home. One of her favorite dishes is called nasi goreng, or Balinese fried rice. It’s a vegetable stir-fry with lots of bell peppers, onions, carrots, fresh green chilies, garlic and ginger. I serve it with the Thai jasmine rice from my Padma’s Easy Exotic selection of frozen rices. They’re organic, gluten-free, made without GMOs and [are] ready in just three minutes.
Check out Padma's Balinese fried rice recipe below.
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