10 versatile ingredients you can make almost anything with
I worked in a professional kitchen for years, and I learned that a lot of ingredients are more versatile than you might think.
A bag of uncooked rice is handy, but properly storing some cooked rice in your fridge can save you a lot of time on busy weeknights.
Eggs can be used to prepare baked goods or to create entire meals, like a frittata.
Soy sauce can be used to season just about anything.
If there’s one thing you learn in a professional kitchen, it’s how to think on your feet when it comes to limited ingredients.
I worked in a restaurant kitchen for years, and it taught me how to use the ingredients we already had stocked in new and creative ways in order to save time and money.
Eggs work well by themselves or with almost any other ingredient.
Best-loved for their brunch-time versatility and key roles in many of your favorite baked goods, eggs are a kitchen staple – and it’s easy to forget just how good a savory frittata can be at dinner.
A fried egg can make a decent burger even better, and never underestimate the power of eggs in classic sauces, like Bearnaise, that can go with just about any protein and veggies you like.
Béarnaise sauce typically consists of egg yolk, clarified butter, and white wine, and it pairs especially well with fish, steak, green beans, and potatoes.