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Broccoli and Cashew Fried Rice

I recognized this year that I don’t tolerate eggs well if I eat them frequently, and I was missing my fried rice with all of my heart. When I saw this recipe using cashews, I thought I’d give it a go, and I love, love, loved it. Highgate Hill Kitchen is a great cooking blog to get lost in.

  • 2 small brown onions
  • 1 small head broccoli
  • 1/2 cup jasmine rice, cooked and cooled
  • 1/3 cup toasted cashews
  • Sunflower oil, to cook

Sauce

  • 2 tbsps tamari
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp red miso paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  1. Start off by preparing the sauce. In a jar or bowl whisk together all of the ingredients until fully combined. Set aside.
  2. Peel and halve the onions, then thinly slice. Chop the broccoli into tall thin florets, cutting any remaining stem into thin strips.
  3. Heat a generous splash of sunflower oil in a wok over a medium-high heat. When the oil is good and hot, throw the onion in. Cook the onion for some 6 – 8 minutes, or until they are softened (toss regularly or stir with a wooden spoon/spatula). Add the broccoli and continue to cook, tossing regularly, for another 4 – 5 minutes. At this point throw in the cooled rice and half of the sauce (if the rice is clumping simply break it apart with your spoon). Toss continually to ensure the rice doesn’t stick and the sauce is evenly distributed. As soon as the rice is heated through and there is no sauce pooling at the bottom of the wok, which shouldn’t take more than 4 or 5 minutes, remove from the heat. Have a taste and if you feel it needs it, stir through more of the sauce.
  4. Divide between two bowls, top with the cashews, and eat immediately.
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August 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

CHINESE AMERICAN: Orange Chicken

I wanted to make an Applebee’s version of this recipe, so I found one at Recipezaar. To save time in the future, I will probably use a frozen Asian vegetable mix and may even buy the chicken already breaded, but it is oh, so good freshly made. The orange flavor is not too sweet or overpowering as it is in some Chinese (American) restaurants.

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1/2 cup plus 1 TBSP cornstarch
1/4 cup flour (we used spelt)
oil for frying
1 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sugar (we used less and replaced it with fructose for Jeff’s dietary needs)
salt and pepper
rice
slivered toasted almonds
broccoli
red bell peppers
snow peas
chow mein noodles

  1. Cut chicken into 2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and oil. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Stir cornstarch and flour together in another large bowl and mix well. Add chicken mixture to the flour mixture, stirring to coat each piece well.
  3. Fry the chicken in oil until golden and crisp. Do not overcook or chicken will be tough. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Continue frying chicken in small batches until all are nicely browned and crisp.
  4. Cool the oil in the skillet slightly, then remove all but 2 tablespoons of oil and set over medium heat. Sauté garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens to your liking, stirring frequently.
  5. Pour glaze over chicken. Serve chicken over a bed of cooked rice. Garnish with slivered almonds and crispy noodles. Applebee’s tosses the chicken and orange glaze with an array of stir-fry vegetables like broccoli, snow peas and red peppers.

May 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

FUSION: Curried Tofu and Broccoli

I got the original version of this recipe from More Choices by Cheryl D. Thomas Peters. I’ve made some adjustments.

1 10-oz. package firm tofu, cut in 1-inch cubes
2 tsp curry powder, divided
2 tsp olive oil, divided
½ cup onion, chopped
½ cup water
2 tsp Bill’s Best Chik’nish Seasoning
1 ½ cups broccoli florets
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
Brown rice

1. Sprinkle tofu cubes with curry powder and chicken seasoning. Marinate overnight.
2. Next day, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu; sauté 2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Remove from skillet, and keep warm.
3. Heat remaining olive oil in the same skillet. Add onion, sauté 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add water and broccoli, red bell pepper, and reserved tofu. Bring to a boil. Cook until water has basically boiled off. Serve over rice.

February 6, 2008 at 10:47 pm Leave a comment


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