Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mushroom and Chickn Fried Rice with Spicy Asian Greens

Fred had surgery on his knee this week. I wanted to make him something tasty, healthy, and full of veggies. I had some leftover rice from the other day. The farmers market has had some excellent produce. Put them together and you've got some great stuff to work with. I've been craving some fried rice, but most don't have enough veggies for my taste. I thought I'd get to work and create something we'd both enjoy. Here's what transpired.

Mushroom and Chickn Fried Rice
4 servings

2 tablespoons low sodium tamari
1 tablespoon mirin
2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
3 large cloves of garlic, minced
4 ounces chicken Gardien or Chicken Seitan, diced
1 large carrot brunnoise (small diced)
1 cup snow peas, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
 1 - 8 oz package cremini mushrooms sliced
3 cups brown rice, cold
1-2 additional tablespoon low sodium tamari

In small bowl, mix tamari, mirin, ginger, sesame oil. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to marinade. In wok or large deep saute pan on high heat, pour chicken and marinade into pan. Saute for 2  minutes. Add garlic and carrots. Saute until "chicken" browns. Add snow peas and mushrooms and saute until mushrooms release their liquid. Add additional tamari. Heat until rice is heated through.

Spicy Sauteed Asian Greens

8 cups Asian greens
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon mirin
2 tablespoon low sodium tamari
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

In large saute pan or wok over med high heat, heat oil. add ginger and garlic and saute for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add greens, mirin, and Tamari. Saute for a couple of minutes until greens start to wilt. Add sriracha and saute for another minute. Serve immediately.


  1. The fried rice looks incredible, but the greens are making swoon!

  2. I love greens and always try to find different ways to make them. I didn't get a picture, but tonight I made hoisin glazed grilled baby bok choy!