This was supposed to be Stir-Fried Chicken with Fennel…. but we ate all the fennel in the Shrimp Risotto.
As I had promised mon mari I would do a chicken stir-fry I had to search the pantry and freezer.
Since I can only buy them in 1 kilo bags, and we don’t ever eat a kilo of them at one time, I always have frozen peas and spinach (plain, no sauce) in the freezer. They’re the only frozen veggies I buy and are nice to have on hand.
Pimientos are also a nice emergency addition to almost anything. I stock up whenever we go to Spain.
It was tasty and colorful – the two hallmarks of a good stir-fry.
And quick – almost forgot quick.
Stir-fried Chicken with Peas
Total time: 30 minutes
- 1/2 cup (3.3oz, 95gr) brown Basmati rice
- 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken stock
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
- 1 rib celery, sliced
- 1 onion, quartered, then sliced
- 1 whole pimiento, (app.3oz, 90gr), cut into strips
- 1 cup peas, frozen, no sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp minced, fresh ginger
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 2/3 cup (5oz, 150ml) chicken stock
- 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) sherry
- 1 tbs cornstarch (corn flour, maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water
- Cook rice in stock according to package directions, usually 18 minutes
- Heat oils in large skillet. Add onion and sauté 3 minutes.
- Add garlic, ginger, celery, and sauté 5 minutes longer.
- Remove to a plate.
- Add chicken to skillet and sauté 5 minutes.
- Return vegetables to skillet.
- Add soy sauce, stock, cover and simmer, 5 minutes.
- Add pimiento, peas, cover and simmer 5 minutes longer
- Add cornstarch and stir until thickened.
- Spoon over rice and serve.
I can’t believe all the tests and inspections we have to get done in order to sell our house!
Today we had the septic system inspected.
There is now one more job on my list of things I will never do.
Four guys came to do the job. I have no idea why. It appeared that two of them were just along to keep the other two company….. Although they all signed the document when it was finished.
We have a separate septic tank for the kitchen. I don’t know why.
I have never concerned myself with the septic system.
So it was with some surprise that I saw all of the little square concrete slabs that were lifted up and inspected today. To be honest I never gave a thought as to why they were there…. Paving stones?
I did, out of curiosity, look into the tanks…. at least, the two main tanks.
I’ll have nightmares for weeks.
The joys of country life.
It just occurred to me that this was really not an appropriate topic for a food blog.
Still…. it’s a step up from the current political situation.