It’s that time of the year again; where the weather is so bipolar that you have to carry an umbrella with you in case it rains while at the same time trying your best to dress lightly to avoid the heat. But as long as it rains, the dodo (amaranth) will thrive almost anywhere and it is really hard to resist the green beauty! I digress. This post is about breakfast and rolexes. What is your favorite breakfast? I feel breakfast is the most satisfying meal of the day because it puts you in that blissful sleepy mode. Does breakfast do that to you? Also, aren’t rolexes awesome? What is your favorite rolex combo? I personally think the rolex should be dubbed the official Ugandan food because it is known all over the country, it is relatively easy to put together and it is versatile because it can work as breakfast, lunch and dinner too. Making a rolex is as easy as just getting a chapati, a fried egg and a few veggies and rolling all the savory juicy goodness in. But all rolex makers I have encountered take pride in making their rolexes to perfection, a pure work of art and dedication. Since dodo was irresistibly beautiful I decided to add it in this breakfast rolex and I was not disappointed. This rolex is a perfect blend of sweet, sour, salty, creamy and nutty flavors.
What you will need:
3 Handfuls dodo (amaranth), steamed
1 Carrot, thinly sliced
1 Large purple onion, sliced and pickled
1 Avocado, peeled and sliced
3 Tbsp. Whole milk
2 Tbsp. Simsim (sesame seeds), roasted
Thinly slice the purple onion and put it in a small bowl. Pour vinegar over the onions till they are submerged. Cover the bowl and let the onions pickle overnight.
Crack the three eggs in a bowl. Add 3 Tablespoons of whole milk, salt and whisk together. In a hot pan, add about a tablespoon of oil and let it heat up. Pour in the egg. After two minutes, flip the egg and let the other side fry for another two minutes. Remove from fire when egg gets crispy. Let the egg cool and thinly slice it into strips.
Drain the vinegar from the onions. Put a chapati on a plate and arrange the avocado slice, egg strip, onions, steamed dodo and carrot sticks. Sprinkle simsim (sesame seeds) and roll the chapati firmly. Slice into two and enjoy with your favorite cup of tea, coffee or bowl of porridge.
I hope you are inspired to make and eat this great food called rolex! Also what is your ideal or favorite rolex combo?