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Thai Chicken Fried Rice

This is a pretty basic Thai fried rice recipe, there are a lot of other options you could do with this recipe but this is a good starting point!  Use as a main course or a great starter.

2 cups of leftover rice – Jasmine rice is recommended (slightly dry is best) 1 lb of chicken breast or tenders cut into chunks (may use leftover meat too) 1 Tbls. soy sauce (low sodium) 1 tsp. fish sauce (optional) ½ onion sliced or 1 shallot sliced 2 cloves garlic minced 1-2 carrots diced or in match sticks 2-3 scallions sliced

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Better Then Take-Out Chicken Stir Fry

Stir fries are great because they are easy and fast and can be made with just about anything you have laying around or customized to whatever you are in the mood for right now.  This one is influenced by the Cantonese style with the use of hoisin sauce* as the base sauce.  This was better than anything I have taken out in a long time.  Feel free to swap out veggies you like or sub tofu for the chicken.

3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts cut thin or cubed 1” of fresh ginger peeled and julienned  2 cloves garlic diced Hand

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Pad Thai w/ Beef, Mushrooms, Veggies, and Sriracha

I love Thai food for its simple commitment to quality and flavor.  An umami burst of yum and the heat, what better to beat a cold winter day!

Thai goodness

This is my take on a Pad dish, while not the traditional Pad Thai, it has lot of the elements of other Pad dishes.

Beef – flank steak, sirloin, or lean roast sliced thin Half white onion cut in larger chucks 1 carrot cut thinly on an angle 1 cup of snow peas 1 cup of shiitake mushrooms sliced 1 cup of baby belle (cramini) mushrooms sliced 2

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Stir Fry and Sauce

Stir fries are easy and diverse meals that have an anything goes attitude.  Here are some tips to make a great stir fry:

If you don’t have a wok use a cast iron pan or other heavy pan Wok or pan should be really hot Use a light oil like canola or peanut oil, olive oil does not work well under high heat Cook meat first, set aside till veggies are almost done then add back in Cut meat really thin, for easy cutting put meat in freezer for 15 minutes before Start cooking veggies that take longer to

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