Asian cuisine is very popular with adults and kids as well. You can either order take-out, or go to a restaurant to enjoy this type of foods. I believe that the basic principle of this particular cuisine is based on using fresh ingredients; mostly veggies, a protein and either rice or noodles. They are easy meals to prepare, so, when you decide to cook it at home you have the flexibility to add any ingredients you crave to eat that day. Why not try it?
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $18.45 or $2.31 per serving
1 24 oz. bag of large raw shrimp (Walmart: $6.75)
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch cubes ($2.50)
5 large garlic cloves, minced (.50)
2 tsp. Low Salt Soy Sauce (.25)
2 tsp. olive oil (.30)
3 large eggs lightly beaten (.45)
1 cup chopped white onion (.65)
1 cup chopped red onion (.75)
1 cup of chopped Baby Bella mushrooms (.75)
1 tablespoons olive oil (.60)
½ red bell pepper cut in slices (.50)
½ yellow bell pepper cut in slices (.50)
½ orange bell pepper cut in slices (.50)
1 cup snow peas small cut at an angle ($1.00)
1 tablespoons olive oil (.30)
4 cups of long-grain white rice ($1.25)
1 tsp. ground turmeric (.20)
¼ cup of low-sodium soy sauce (.70)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the rice according to package directions (hopefully, the day before.) Add turmeric for a yellow color.
Add the chicken cubes to a bowl with 1 tsp. of each, soy sauce, and olive oil and ½ the minced garlic. Toss well.
Add the shrimp to another bowl with 1 tsp. of each, soy sauce, olive oil and ½ the minced garlic. Toss well.
Heat 1 tbsp. of oil to a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and stir-fry for about 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned, set aside.
Add the shrimp and sauté until golden but still tender. Set aside.
Add beaten eggs to the pan, cook about 45 seconds, stirring constantly until done. Add the eggs, the shrimp and chicken mixture together.
Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to wok. Add the ingredients listed under Part B: beginning with the white, red onions and garlic. Remove from wok. Add the snow peas and peppers, cook for few minutes they will be crisp. Remove from the wok. Add more oil if needed to the wok, when hot, add the mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden but soft.
Add the shrimp and chicken to the mushrooms and all the veggies that you sauté before and cook until all the ingredients are thoroughly and evenly heated.
Add the cooked rice; mix it all well and add extra soy sauce to taste.
HACK: I recommend that you try dripping some Sesame Oil, hot sauce and lemon juice at the table, for a final flavor super boost. Smile.
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