Yesterday for dinner my friend Mary and I made some chicken and vegetable stir fry. I think we made enough to feed a small country. It’s an Egyptian thing…Egyptian mothers only know how to cook for armys of people and I think I have inherited this gene. I rarely can get the portions right. I guess the theory is, I’d rather everyone be stuffed and have tons of left overs then for someone to walk away from the table a little hungry. Crazy, I know.
Anyways, I think I went a little (by a little, I really mean a lot) overboard on the fresh veggies I bought to put in it: broccoli, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, mushrooms, carrots, onions, zucchini, eggplant, sugar snap peans…I couldn’t help myself but pick up every vegetable I love. This combination worked out perfectly! It couldn’t have been better.
I’m not going to make an ingredient list for this recipe, because everyone likes different vegetables. So I’ll just walk you through the steps of how I put this all together!
1 Get some rice cooking. Rice typically takes awhile to cook so I started that first.
2. Chop 1 pound of chicken breast into cubes. Season with 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (for spice)
3. Brown 1/2 cup of chopped onions and cubed chicken in pan.
4. While chicken is browning, chop vegetables in to cubes. Add about tsp of olive oil to lightly coat vegetables, along with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp of ginger, and 1/2 tsp red pepper (same spices that were on the chicken!).
5. Put vegetables in separate pot on medium-high heat. Allow vegetables to cook through, mixing regularly.
Mary while mixing the vegetables, "I feel like a real housewife of Columbus."
6. Add 1/2 cup of soy sauce. (I had a lot of veggies, so this might be too much soy sauce for you!) I used a light, low sodium soy sauce from the grocery store. It was perfect. Some soy sauces are too salty. So taste yours before adding a ton to your veggies.
7. Once veggies are cooked down and tender. Add chicken.
8. Serve on rice. Dig in and enjoy!
After dinner a group of us went and saw a comedy show at the funny bone. Mina got to see the third love of his life (#1. Me, #2. Diesel) Tommy Johngin. He says I’m jealous of his love that he has for Tommy…but that’s not true. I know I’ll always be number one. Overall it was a successful dinner followed by a successful evening of friends and laughter. What more could I ask for?
Tommy's the one in plaid!