Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Sweet Asian Meal

Asian was the theme on tonight's menu for the "pennyless cook". The recipe is a simple vegetable stir fry. What makes this certain dish so unique is the the sauce, which was given to me by my dear friend April. This sauce takes only four ingredients: soy sauce, fresh grated ginger, pepper, and low sodium chicken broth. You make the sauce first and let the flavors mingle while you saute your vegetables. This Chinese dish is easy, inexpensive, healthy, and flavorful. Although stir fry is well-known it is made original in this dish with this special sauce that is cooked in at the end with the vegetables and already cooked rice for about 5 minutes.
You can use fresh vegetables or stock your fridge with frozen. You can even add scrambled eggs and meat, which is what I sometimes do (depending on budget for the month). It is excellent with Siracha Hot Chili Sauce* (you can find in the Asian food isle at your local grocery store) and juicy, sliced oranges for dessert, which Chinese eat at the end of meals to signify a sweet life.

*See: Tips the Eat or Cook By

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