Start by adding two cups of milk into a large bowl. Slowly mix in the banana pudding mix with a whisk. Allow to sit for about five minutes. During this time your pudding will thicken.
After letting the pudding sit, begin assembling your banana pudding parfait. This part is up to you, however, here is an optional guide. Start by breaking a few Nilla wafers in half and making a layer at the bottom of a cup. After this, line the inside of the cup with sliced bananas. Once this is done, add a few scoops of pudding and spread it evenly with a spoon. Repeat a layer of Nilla wafers and banana slices. Add more pudding and follow up with a few spoonfuls of whipped topping. Put some Nilla wafers in a bag and break them up (you can whack them with a spoon to do this). Sprinkle the Nilla Wafer crumbs over the cool whip topping and garnish with a few more banana slices and another cookie.
Cook your rice. Use about 1.25 cups water for 1 cup of rice. If you would like softer rice add a splash more water but do not exceed 1.5 cups water total. The amount of water is a matter of personal preference. Add water and rice to a pan. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cook covered 15 minutes.
Dice Garlic, cube the onion, and slice tomato.
Heat pan up to medium-high heat and add oil. Add the garlic after the oil has been moved around the pan.
Crack two eggs into the pan and scramble them.
Add your cooked rice into the pan
Cook the rice for a minute or two, separate the rice in the pan so they aren’t in big clumps
Add your sauces and lime into the rice and make sure that all the sauce is mixed in with the rice.
Add your vegetables into the pan with your rice. Cook for another 3 minutes at a medium-high heat.
While rice cools combine 1 mayo packet, 3 sriracha packets and 1 drained can of tuna into a bowl and mix.
Take a palm size amount of rice and flatten it into a bowl shape in the palm of your hand.
Add a quarter sized ball of the tuna filling to the center of the rice in your hand.
Take another pinch of rice and roll it into a ball in your other hand and place it on top of the tuna pile to make something that looks like a tuna sandwich.
Use both hands to apply pressure to combine the top and bottom rice, incasing the tuna inside
Keep applying pressure until you have formed a rice ball, place a the ball on a flat surface and use your hands to mold the ball into a triangle shape.
Lastly cut a strip off of the seaweed sheet and apply water to one side of the sheet. Place the wet side of the seaweed strip under the the bottom part of the onigiri and fold the leftover seaweed up to the front of the onigiri. Done!
Optional: Place your onigiri in a hot pan with some sesame oil and fry both sides!
For frying, choose a stove top safe pan or pot with a lid that fits, if oil in a pot ever catches fire, put on the tight fitting lid to extinguish by eliminating the source of air. Turn off the heat. Do not put water on a grease or oil fire. Don’t run with a grease fire to a sink. *This is unusual but it is good to know what to do.
Do not put too much oil in the pan, there should be space above the oil and the top of the pan. The more room in the pot above the oil, the better. See the picture below!
When frying use a pan lid or splash guard to prevent grease splatter.
Use oven mitts.
Use a wide, large, sturdy pan.
Don’t put wet food in the fryer.
Never leave the pan of hot oil unattended.
Turn pan handles away from cooker.
Make sure it is a child-free zone in the kitchen.
Add and Remove food with large heat safe slotted spoon or tongs. Move food carefully and do not splash.
To dispose of oil safely, leave to cool completely, put in a food container to throw away or refrigerate and reuse. Never pour down your sink.
Cut bell peppers, carrots, onions, and green beans into thin strips, julienne style. Cut garlic in small pieces.
Heat pot or pan over medium heat, add oil and then add your onions and garlic and saute until light brown. Add carrots and green beans and saute for 2-3 min until tender. Add the rest of the veggies and cook over medium high heat.
Mix occasionally to make sure they don’t stick and burn.
Season with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and pepper. Mix well and cook for 3-4 min or until water from vegetables has evaporated.
Transfer excess liquid into a bowl to use later.
Transfer vegetables into a new bowl to cool, this will be your filling for your lumpia.
Prepare room temperature wrappers. Add about 2 tbsp of filling and roll then seal with water by lining water on the edges of the wrappers.
Heat a deep fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and fry until golden brown.
Something you can do after wrapping and before frying is to place your lumpias in a freezer to stiffen up
After you have finished frying your lumpias, use the excess liquid as a dipping sauce
Take them out of the fryer and set aside to cool down
wash and trim eyes/blemishes from surface of potatoes. Cut into halves if potatoes are medium or quarters if they are large. Small potatoes can be left whole. Try to have the pieces/whole potatoes be about the same size.
Put potatoes in a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork. They need to be soft enough to smash.
When potatoes are softened. Drain and allow steam to come off of them till the surfaces feel more dry.
Preheat oven to 400F.
On a sheet pan, place parchment paper or silicone mat, or spray with cooking spray.
Place the potatoes spread out on a the pan.
Using the clean bottom of a cup or jar, smash the potatoes to flatten. If they fall apart a little it is ok. Just reshape a little with a fork.
Melt 2 TBS butter and mix with the olive oil. Drizzle this over the smashed potatoes with a spoon. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
Bake until the potatoes are browned on top and bottom. Allow to cool.
To serve, chop green onions and serve with scoop of sour cream, or with a sauce of your choice. Enjoy!