Sunday, May 7, 2017

Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

Recipe from Blue Apron

Chicken from 1 rotisserie chicken
2 eggs
1 cup jasmine rice
6 oz. green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 green onions, sliced (separate green and white)
1 lb. cabbage, thinly sliced
1 zucchini, cut into 1/4" inch pieces
1- 1" piece of ginger, grated
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/3 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tbsp. sesame oil

Toss chicken with 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and 2 tbsp. vinegar and set aside.  Scramble the eggs then set aside.

RICE: Heat sesame oil in small pot, add half the ginger and season with salt and pepper; cook 30 seconds.  Add the rice and 2 cups water, heat to boiling then cover, reduce heat to low and cook 12-14 minutes, or until water has been absorbed and rice is tender.  Remove from heat and fluff with fork.  Stir in 2 tbsp. vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a large saute pan, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil until hot, add cabbage and green beans; season with salt and pepper.  Cook 5-7 minutes until slightly softened.  Add zucchini, white bottoms of green onions and remaining ginger.  Cook 3-5 minutes or until softened.

Add the chicken, rice and remaining teriyaki sauce to pan.  Cook 5-6 minutes or until thoroughly combined and heated through.  Garnish with peanuts.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Korean Beef (turkey) Bowls

This was amazing!  So flavorful.
Original Recipe from Damn Delicious

1 c brown rice (1/4 c per bowl)
4 large eggs (not necessary- don't add next time)
1 tbsp olive oil (might use 1/2 tbsp next time?)
2 garlic cloves, minced
10 cups spinach or baby kale/spinach blend 

For the Korean "Beef"
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c soy sauce
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tsp sesame oil (use only 1 next time)
1/2 tsp sriracha
1 tbsp olive oil (use 1/2 next time)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground turkey
3-4 green onions, thinly sliced

In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and sriracha.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute.  Stir in spinach until wilted.  Set aside.

In same pan, heat 1/2 tbsp olive oil.  Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute.  Add ground turkey and cook until browned.  Stir in sauce mixture and green onions until well combined, about 2 minutes.

Turn off heat, add spinach and 1 bag brown rice into turkey mixture and combine.