Sunday, November 18, 2012

Oriental Night! Easy Friend Rice and Teriyaki Chicken

Easy Fried Rice with Peppers

- 2 Tbsp. corn oil
- 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper (cored, seeded and cut into strips)
1 Medium Yellow Bell Pepper (cored, seeded and cut into strips)
- Salt & Pepper
- 3-4 Cups cooked white/brown long-grain rice (about 1-1/2 cups raw) chilled for at least a few hours
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. dark sesame oil

So this is a great little recipe I picked up from Parenting magazine I believe, and it is pretty awesome and such a healthy alternative to the norm. Start by making your rice ahead of time. Maybe make it the night before  you plan this meal, or around noon. When you start to make the rice the first step is to put the corn oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it's hot add peppers, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and raise the heat to high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Then you are going to add the rice, crumbling it with your hands as you place it in the skillet. Cook, stirring and breaking up the rice lumps, until the rice is hot and begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. At this point it is a good idea to taste test it and see if it needs more salt, pepper, or soy sauce according to your preference. 

Quick and Easy Teriyaki Chicken with Oriental Veggies

1 package of chicken tenderloins (1lb) 
1 frozen bag of Japanese Stir Fry Veggies 
1/2 of a small bell pepper diced
Bottled Teriyaki Sauce 

This is so easy that it is hardly blog worthy but I think it is a great mom/busy week night recipe to throw together.I think it is a great idea, and everyone could use inspiration for something new to add to their menu. Basically just add your chicken tenderloins in a glass baking dish, sprinkle with salt a pepper, throw in diced bell peppers, drizzle teriyaki sauce over chicken enough to cover a little of the chicken, add the frozen vegetables on top, and cover with tin foil. Bake for 45 minutes in the oven at 375 degrees. 

Enjoy! :)

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