Looks good, doesn't it?
But what is it? It's dull comfort food, the type that's supposed to photograph so badly. Boring, brown, jumbly.
I got a nice, well-lit shot, though, and I should just shut up and end this now.
However. The food didn't work out, exactly. Looks good, tastes fine, eats weird.
It is a humble mix of eggs and (precooked) rice, flavored with mushrooms, spinach and other savories. Loaded into the wrong casserole and baked to almost scone-like rigidity.
And here comes the lesson: It needed a lid. And it probably needed to be in pottery, not cast iron. I've loved baking things in this very same dish, but not this stuff.
Does cast iron cook hotter?
Lid. It needed a lid.