I said I would blog about it, so here it is. This meal was really gross.
We were so hungry when we started eating it, and it seemed OK at first, then about halfway through, it was like, "Oh. This is pretty gross all of a sudden."
I thought I'd create something Japanese-inspired. I love Japanese food -- and this salmon and veggies meal turned out great, so I thought I'd be clever and just kind of do the same sauce with whatever ingredients I wanted to use.
So, I put a little fine sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, dashi-no-moto, and rice wine in the crock pot. Then I threw in green beans, a dried stir-fry mushroom mix that I had soaked, a red pepper, carrots, a little sweet potato, seaweed, chard... I can't remember what else; maybe it can all be seen in the photo. I let it cook for several hours on low, then added some cooked brown rice. The green beans turned out super mushy. The flavors also just didn't go together quite so well.
This photo shows the leftovers, looking even grosser in tupperware. I kept them for a couple days because Dan said he'd take them to work for lunch, but I think he just couldn't bring himself to face the dish again. I tossed it out today.