Sunday, February 1, 2009

Stir Fry




Here is a recipe I found on one of my favorite cooking sites... The Pioneer Woman Cooks. You can see the recipe here. It isn't difficult to make, but there is a lot of ingredients, so don't let that scare you. It is delicious!



Stir Fry
From: Pioneer Woman


Ingredients:
Peanut Oil (I actually used olive oil because I didn't have Peanut oil)
3 Chicken Breasts, cut into cubes
drizzle of sesame oil
1 medium onion
2 gloves of garlic
2-3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (my supermarket was out of fresh ginger, so I used ground)
1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
10 white mushrooms, sliced
1 small jar baby corn, cut into pieces
1/3 - 1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 Tbls. Sugar
2 rounded teaspoons arrowroot (I don't have this, but I did add a little bit of cornstarch)
Rice Vinegar (i used white vinegar)

Directions:
1. After cutting meat into chunks, drizzle with soy sauce and sesame oil. Set aside.
2. Prepare all vegetables and have them ready.

3. Mix 1/2 cup soy sauce with sugar. Stir together and set aside.
4. To begin stir fry, heat skillet or wok over high heat. When it is hot drizzle 2 Tbsp Oil.
5. Add meant to skillet and fry quickly, stirring around for 3-5 min. When brown and cooked through, remove to a separate bowl
6. Add additional tablespoon of oil to same skillet. Add onions and cook for 1 minute.
7. Add pepper and cook for 1 more minute, add ginger and garlic. Stir.
8. Add Mushrooms and stir, cook all for 45 seconds. Add baby corn. Stir.

9. Pour in 1/4 cup chicken broth. Pour in soy sauce/sugar mixture.
10. Drizzle in 1 tsp vinegar. Drizzle in 1/2 tsp sesame oil
11. Add cooked chicken. Stir together. Pour in additional chicken broth, and add arrowroot or cornstarch.
12. Stir together and heat through, then turn off heat. Sauce should thicken up.
13. Serve over cooked rice.
*** Any veggies can be used I might add some broccoli or water chestnuts next time. Cashews might also be good :)

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