I had brown food tonight. It was a night to explore the pantry - and try to use up ingredients from the fridge, the spice drawer - and the far reaches of the cabinents.
What I ended up with was a dish that tasted ok. I started by slow cooking chicken breasts in a ginger, chicken broth and laksa broth from Singapore. With the broth from the slow cooking, I made a flavored rice. I then had a package of Indian black dal (lentils). The food wanted to be SE Asian meets South Asian. And while it was tasty - and a good way to use up ingredients, without having to go to the market - there was one problem.
It turned out to be brown. Really brown food.
I am not sure brown food is a very good thing.