Peter: Where’s the rice?
Anna: There is no rice. Just stir-fried greens.
Peter: But there’s rice in the photo.
Anna: I think I’m going to give up making Asian food. The last few times just haven’t worked. This isn’t a disaster, but it’s really not very exciting. Which I suspect is due to my cooking, more than the recipe.
Peter: It could do with a bit more kick. Maybe the chillies aren’t that hot?
Anna: Maybe. But I’m not getting lemon grass either. And I had to start this last night so it marinated overnight. That’s two days of effort. Not much effort, but more than my usual repertoire of meals requires. This is why I don’t cook new things any more.