Monday, April 19, 2010

Spicy Chicken Fried Rice with Peanuts

I was so excited to see this package on my door step today! Ashley hosted a giveaway on herblog Edible Perspective a few weeks ago and I was the winner of the “Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source” by Terry Walters cookbook. I am so excited to flip through and start trying some of these new recipes.

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We’re also working on clearing out our office/loft, as we're having someone paint it for us on Friday!! The stairwell, halls, and loft will all be painted a calming shade of teal - can't wait!!

Yesterday, we did the books and this evening the dvd’s…my husband has quite the collection. There are about 600 movies here.

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Dinner was light and delicious, we tried another Ellie Krieger recipe. I left out the water chestnuts, not a huge fan of them, and tossed in some leftover lentils from last nights samosas (those were so good!).

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  • 1/4 cup less-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups diced red bell pepper (about 2)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cups cold cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken (about 1 pound)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.

2. Heat canola oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, diced onion, and 2 tablespoons green onions to pan; stir-fry 3 minutes or until tender. Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 1 minute. Add rice, chicken, and water chestnuts; stir-fry for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring gently. Add soy sauce mixture; cook 2 minutes, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons green onions and peanuts.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light & Ellie Krieger

1 comment:

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that you won my Thrive giveaway! Email me your shipping info and shirt size so I can pass it along and get you your prize :)