So every day at noon The Chew comes on http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew...if you've never watched the show you're missing out. They make some amazing foods, always have a great guest on the show, and can make me laugh, things I like in a cooking show :) Anyhow so Monday they had this amazing dish and just in watching the previews C said he wanted me to make it http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/Ginger-Orange-Chicken-Coconut-Rice-Clinton-Kelly I finally picked up everything on Wednesday and told him I'd make it. So last night, after having to adjust because I don't own a dutch oven and didn't have white wine on hand (i used chicken broth), I got this baby in the oven and cooking. When all that was done I had to toast my coconut for the rice...TOAST my coconut, not scorch or fry, or start a fire with my coconut, TOAST!!!
Here's what happened. First I spread a thin layer of coconut on a small baking pan, turned the oven on broil, and popped it in there. The directions said for 3-5 minutes so I went about rinsing my rice with cold water like I should, when I turned around i could smell the burning, when I opened the stove flames evolved. Ya...flames. So many flames that the alarm on the oven went off notifying me of the said fire that I already knew was going on in my stove. I wish my phone hadn't died or I'd have at least gotten some pictures of the catastrophe. Josh ended up smothering it with another baking pan after a few minutes debating what to do since we may be the only family without an extinguisher, and all was well, but I avoided trying to toast it again and just threw the darn coconut into my rice as it was....sigh
In the end it was still pretty good. I would use wine next time because the broth ended up making it taste too chicken-y and I probably wont use the coconut milk again, the kids didn't like how sweet the rice was, actually I didn't either.
So there you have it, my first ever kitchen fire.