CEiMB is joining together to make fried rice but as far as I am concerned, this is far from the "traditional fried rice, I am used to. I love the rice in almost any version but Ellie Krieger has really come up with the most delicious recipe.
I could eat this every week and I think, it would take, quite a while, for me to get sick of it. Another Ellie success.....
I was out of peanuts so I used cashews but frankly, I like cashews and I tolerate peanuts. Note, I did not say peanut butter - just peanuts...... For a change, I followed the recipe almost to the word, other than the peanuts. The recipe is quick to make except for cutting up the chicken. Next time, I would cook and cut the chicken, earlier in the day. Also, I suggest chopping the onions and red peppers ahead of time. Then, you are basically putting it all together and the cooking is fast.
Spicy Fried Rice with Cashews - adapted from Ellie Krieger
- 1/4 cup less-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cups red bell peppers , diced (about 2)
- 1 cup onion , diced
- 1/4 cup green onion , thinly sliced and divided
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger , peeled and minced
- 4 cups brown rice , cooked and cold
- 2 cups chicken , cooked and diced (about 1 pound)
- 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts , drained and chopped
- 1/3 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts (I used cashews)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.
Heat canola oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, diced onion, and 2 tablespoons green onions to pan; stir-fry 3 minutes or until tender.
Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 1 minute.
Add rice, chicken, and water chestnuts; stir-fry for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring gently.
Add soy sauce mixture; cook 2 minutes more, tossing to coat.
Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons green onions and cashews.
I plan to find all kind of excuses to use this sauce. It was just wonderful.
Stop over at CEiMB and see who else is eating spicy fried rice. If you would like to join in, with us, leave a message there or with any of the members. It is a great group of foodies who welcome you.