Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Hominy, hominy, hominy, hominy, num, num, num"

That's a Nelly Furtado quote, I think.

Anyway, I was messing around in the kitchen and made up a really easy vegetarian Hominy recipe. It makes a great starchy side dish, or a light, filling meal.

-1 big ass (I think it's like 29 oz.) can of Hominy, drained & rinsed (I use Juanitas, found in the Mexican aisle)
-2 Hot peppers, diced (or sometimes i use one of those tiny cans of green chiles)
-1/2 to 1 (depending on how much you like onion) red oninon, chopped
-Olive oil (non-veg, traditional recipe uses bacon grease)
-Chili Powder (optional)
-Lime juice (optional)


Heat up some olive oil in a big ass pan or wok. Toss in hominy. Let that simmer real low and heat up. Add more oil to lightly coat the kernels.

Toss in onions and peppers. Stir until you get the onions just how you want them. I like 'em a little transparent, a little caramelized.

Add salt, pepper, and chili powder to taste. Splash a little bit of lime juice in there if you want. Mix it all up, let it soak in.

Put it on a plate and nom.

The leftovers are really good, too. Like chili, the flavors really mature overnight.


  1. This is legit. I'm about to try this out for lunch. Great detail, hope I can do it!

  2. are you a vegetarian?

    you should check out my friend's new site.

    it's just a vegetarian blog by a guy who's fairly new to vegetarianism.

    good read, and a tasty recipe!

  3. I am a vegetarian, going on 15 years now! I love cooking, and reading about veg food. Thanks for the link.

    Aook, it's an easy one, let me know if you find any delicious variations.

  4. Not quite a vegetarian, but this actually sounds really good.

  5. I'm not a vegetarian, I was eating a double cheeseburger while reading this, but that actually sounds really good. I'll have to try it out some time.