Thursday, June 4, 2009
Last night I made stir fry for dinner. That has to be one of my husbands favorite meal. We are both Chinese food buffs and love to find new things to make or new ways of making the things we know we like. There are so many different types of stir fry that people can make. Plus it is so easy to make. Our favorite has a sweet and sour sauce that makes it that much better than a regular stir fry sauce. Here is what i normally do to make stir fry....
Chop of 4 chicken breast to bite size pieces. You can use fresh veggies or get a bag of frozen stir fry mixed veggies. I normally get the frozen bag because this bag has bamboo shoots into and its hard to find that to put them in fresh. You will also need a jar of Kikkoman sweet and sour sauce.
You don't have to use a wok but I recommend using one. Esp if you want to full Chinese food experience. I got one of those wok packs that come with everything you need to make Chinese food. Even bowls if you want to make some egg drop soup (which by the way is amazing).
Get the wok nice and hot and fry up the chicken and once it is all cooked add the veggies and put the lid of your wok to steam them. If you are using a frozen bag you might want to drain out the liquid before adding the sauce or its going to be very watery.
While you are cooking the stir fry make some rice. It is easier to make minute rice rather than cooking rice for 30 min but you can do that too. I use min rice because it is faster and I can make it while I'm cooking the chicken.
Things you can add to your stir fry. Pineapple, chopped peppers (green, yellow or red), onions, broccoli, carrots, bamboo shoots, sugar snap peas, baby cob corn, water chestnuts, mushrooms and many many more veggies!