Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Stir-fry kind of night..

I decided to make stir-fry tonight. I had never made a real stir-fry so I was pretty excited to make this. It was awesome and I will definitely be making it again.

In past attempts I have been unsuccessful at making rice other than boil-in-a-bag, it was always hard. I bought a bag of Jasmine rice while I was at the store today. So with my new bag of rice and the helpful directions of a friend I was able to make some awesome rice. I was so proud of myself. It was nice and fluffy and wasn't even close to being hard. Yay for me. :)

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
(My variations are in grey and italics)

What you need:
1 lb. chicken breast, cubed
(I used 2 large b.s. breasts, sliced thin)
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves minced garlic (Of course I used more than 2 cloves!)
1 cup chicken broth
Your choice of cooking oil, 3 tablespoons divided
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
Red pepper flakes (to taste)

1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup cauliflower florets

First, combine soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl. Place chicken in a bag and coat with cornstarch. Add soy mixture to bag and marinade chicken at least 30 min.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil and stir fry chicken about 4-5 minutes. Add chicken broth.1 tablespoon more of oil, and red pepper flakes. Add choice of veggies. (I added more soy sauce at this point because it needed more color and more sauce). Stir fry 5-6 more minutes or until thickened and bubbly and veggies are tender.


What's Cookin Chicago said...

Wonderful looking stir fry! I'm getting hungry looking at it! :)

Elly said...

That looks really yummy!