http://thruthebugsonmywindshield.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/chicken-broccoli-stir-fry/Amanda's idea of the secret recipe club is really working and with a 100 odd participants it is a really fun event to take part in. We are assigned a blog in secret and have to cook from it and all the particpants post on the same day... the fun part is looking through all the blogs and seeing who has cooked what!
This time around I was assigned Thru the Bugs on my Windshield a great blog written by Suz and all her experiences of travelling and eating along the way... she has some great recipes and pics and it was a tough choice to make but I will explain you why in a minute.
Last week I got back from a visit to my mum's and was ill with my sinuses playing up, a fever, a bad back and the works...
But let me hit on the highlights... going to your mum's is always great - don't you like how you get to kickback and relax while she says she has got everything in control.
You get to eat your favorite foods without having to lift a finger and they taste so much better.
You child gets taken care of and he is actually having tons of fun and getting pampered silly...
When you get back, the hub has been missing you, so YOU get pampered silly :)
And then after my l'il illness I am off to another vacay with the hub and the bub... and will share all once I am back!
I am going to eat to my hearts content, not care about my weight (and neither should you on vacation), do as much site-seeing as the tot permits and drink in as much of the culture and atmosphere as I can...
Now, with the falling sick and packing and ensuring we are absolutely organised for the trip within 10 days of having come back from my mom's (read: dumping clothes in washing machine, sending them to be ironed, ensuring baby has enough under garments, food to eat on flight, what's with the sudden weight restrictions on luggage, remebering to cart the potty seat - we don't like ugly pots and want to make them our own etc I had my hands quite full)
This recipe just stuck out the perfect thing to do with my leftovers... as I am in the process of winding up my kitchen. While you read this I am already off on my vacation... You can read this recipe here but basically I just made it my own... asi t easily adaptable!
I know you do not see Broccoli in my pics - I had to leave the day before I cooked and pictured this and my hubby and baby both are not fans of Broccoli so I just left it out. Also, I was using up the leftovers in my fridge...
Basically, take a huge wok, heat it with a little oil and then I added the veggies in a different order from Suz....with due respect to the original recipe it was supposed to be something to do with leftovers and I am blogging a couple of hours before I have to catch my flight with a very supportive hubby finishing all my last minute packing...
Veggies sliced - whatever you have on hand depending on the portion of rice
I used one onion sliced
1/2 a small carrot
1 tomato cubed
4-5 mushrooms thinly sliced
6-7 cashews fried
shredded chicken - my toddler decided to munch on while I cooked so I had to add some cottage cheese
1 cup cooked rice
I added some onions / scallions and carrots, mushrooms (let the water dry off), tomatoes and then broke an egg into this and just scrambled it. I seasoned this with salt, pepper and a bit of paprika & soy sauce.
Yeah, the egg's my addition - my dad does this great egg fried rice and when I started doing this I had this sudden urge to get the same flavor in and I had one lone egg staring at me = yeah, why not.
Then I added the rice into this and gave it a good stir so it absorbs the flavors... and ta da... we are done.
I topped this off with cooked cottage cheese since the chicken I had planned to add was munched off in front of me by my toddler, some fried cashews for extra crunch (the only nut my toddler wilfully eats) and my leftover rice was ready!
The flavors are nice... the tomato adds a nice tang which we Indians are used to in our dishes... so I hope you go and try this out!
I really apologize for the pic as the camera has been packed and this is my very old cellphone trying to do it's work!