This is a great recipe to make ahead and freeze. Especially in lunch size portions. It’s healthier than a lean cuisine and if you make up a big batch it is very cost effective. You can freeze the rice in ziplock baggies per portion or make some up at the beginning of the week and store in a tupperware container to use all week.
How To Make Homemade Chicken Chow Mein And Rice
By: Shelly Hill
When it comes to cooking Asian-style food, I find it difficult to find easy to prepare recipes that use ingredients that I can readily find at my local supermarket.
This particular recipe was given to us a few years ago by a friend. His wife is a fantastic cook and was gracious enough to share her recipe with us.
Time Saving Tip: If you want to save some time, chop up your fresh vegetables, precook your chicken and rice the day before and then refrigerate in separate containers. The next evening when you get home from work, you can have this meal on the dinner table in less than 20 minutes.
Chicken Chow Mein And Rice Recipe
12 oz. cooked chicken, de-boned and diced into pieces
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 oz. water chestnuts
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of warm water
1 cup cooked white rice
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
In a large sauce pan, simmer the chopped onion and celery in 2 tablespoons of water for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the 1 cup of water, cornstarch, soy sauce and ground ginger. Simmer this mixture over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Stir in the diced chicken and remaining ingredients. Heat this mixture over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes. Your vegetables should be crisp and tender but not soggy.
Serve over 1/2 cup of cooked white rice. This recipe makes 2 hearty servings.
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Shelly Hill is a mother and grandmother who lives in Central Pennsylvania who enjoys cooking and baking foods for her family. You can visit Shelly online at my.tupperware.com/Ravish30 or her recipe site at wahmshelly.blogspot.com for additional easy to prepare recipes.
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