What’s for Dinner? No stress, beautiful & delicious!
January 12, 2012
How many times have I asked or been asked by another parent “What are you making for dinner tonight?” Making dinner can be stressful seven nights a week. Luckily, Rob, likes to cook too and is really great at it. The stressful part is cooking a meal that is healthy, tasty and that will appeal to five people. We have a few standards: pasta with mushrooms, lemon and cream, chicken chili – that is what I am cooking now, rice and beans, burgers. One of my favorites is Stir-fry!
The other night I made what Rob called “the best stir-fry” I have ever made.
So here is the recipe:
Fresh chopped ginger
5 cloves of garlic
organic chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
about 1/3 cup of virgin coconut oil
Gluten-free soy sauce
1 large carrot, slivered
1 small eggplant, chopped
2 baby bok choy, chopped
2 head of broccoli, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cups white and wild rice –
Start cooking your rice – it takes a while and can be cooking while you are chopping, add 1/2 cups rice and 1/2 cup rice to 3 1/2 cups of water, a pinch of salt and 2 teaspoons of coconut or olive oil, when the rice and water reach a boil cover and reduce heat to a simmer
saute the ginger and garlic with about 2-3 tablespoons of the coconut oil in a wok for a about 2 minutes, add the chicken and cook until done – about 7 minutes, remove the chicken and set aside, leave as much ginger and garlic as you can – some will stay with the chicken, remember, this is about stress reduction!
Add more coconut oil and a few splashes of the soy sauce
stir in the carrots, they are the hardest and take the longest to cook
after about 3 minutes add the egg plant
then bok choy (pretty bok choy flowers!)
then mushrooms (is this conjoined mushroom cute?)
Allow a minute or two with each addition of the vegetables
Keep stirring the vegetables, add more oil and /or soy sauce depending yon your taste
Add the chicken and stir for about another 2 minutes
Add the rice and serve to your hungry friends and family – they will thank you!
Just before the rice! So Beautiful. The colors! The textures! Yum!