Steak Stir Fry

Steak Stir Fry

I’m spoiled.  I mean COMPLETELY spoiled.  Not only have I been able to travel to several countries, but I also have lived in Hong Kong and Taiwan.  For my fellow Americans, we’re being robbed.  Robbed of true authentic Chinese food!  They have luscious fruits and vegetables that are not even found in the States! **Moment for my pity-party**  Okay, let me reel it in a little bit.  I love me some true Chinese food.  It sparks memories of an amazing, unique culture that I’ve grown to love.  That’s why lots of love went into this colorful Steak Stir Fry recipe.  As for my HHFC (Handsome Husband Food Critic), I think I caught him licking his plate when I started cleaning up after dinner. Okay, I can’t hold back my food photography inner-nerd. Tasty Food Photography… what have you done to me?!?!  Look at all the colors!  Bell pepper… red and in your face!  Broccoli… you green crunchy little devil.  Steak… oh you juicy, medium-rare steak… get in my belly!  Not only are there lots of contrasting colors, there are lots of complimenting flavors. When eating a stir fry in Taiwan, I enjoyed the textures and natural flavors of the vegetables accented by a mild sauce.  Don’t worry.  You’ll still get the saltiness you crave from soy sauce, but why insult our vibrant friends… the veggies, I’m talking about the veggies… by smothering them in a sauce that’s more like a gravy? Okay, I think it’s time.  Pull up a chair and let’s discuss rice.  Rice is NOT made equally.  It ranges from grainy to sticky.  If you’ve attempted chopsticks, you know grainy is a no-go.  Sticky.  We...
Sesame Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Sesame Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Stir-fry is one of my favorites.  Juicy chicken, crisp vegetables, with the slight saltiness of the soy sauce mixed with sesame oil create a classic family favorite.  This stir-fry is quick, easy and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.  This is one of my go-to dinners like my Smoked Kielbasa with Potatoes and Carrots and my Baked Burritos.           When purchasing soy sauce,  choose a low sodium option.  However even with the low-sodium option, soy sauce is still high in sodium.  So… moral of the story is use additional soy sauce sparingly.     Also, I’ve learned a little trick on how to increase protein and fiber to your meal.  Just add quinoa in your brown rice.  Your family will have no idea that they’re eating quinoa because the texture and taste doesn’t change.  You can also try sneaking in other healthy grains with your rice such as whole wheat cous cous or millet. Your family will not tell the difference and you can smile knowing they’re eating some great power grains!     PrintSesame Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry Ingredients2 Tbs olive or coconut oil, divided 1 cup brown rice 1/2 cup organic quinoa, rinsed well in strainer 3 cups water 2 tsp minced peeled gingerroot 2 tsp minced garlic 3 chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, sliced thinly into 2-inch strips 1 small sweet onion, cut into thin strips 2 cups snow peas or sugar snap peas 1 large zucchini, cut in matchstick-size pieces 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and rinsed 3 Tbs low...

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