Well it was a Monday and I was at a loss for what to make for dinner. I kept looking at my new rice cooker which I really use mostly when cooking for other people as I don’t eat much rice. It was calling out to me to use it so I looked in the fridge to see what there was. I had a couple of chicken breasts thawed and a head of broccoli so I thought”why not make a stir fry”?
I know I have blogged stir fries before but each is a bit different. This one had a sweet and spicy base and I served it over the brown rice. I have to say I have never been any good at making rice – for some reason it never turns out well. I decided to invest in a rice cooker and went with the Cuisinart 7 cup cooker. Aside from the fact that it looks great – boy is it easy and clean up is a breeze!
So here is what I made and how I made it.
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 knob of ginger chopped
2 -3 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 cup of sweet chilli sauce (asian variety)
2 tbsp of hoisin sauce
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
1/5 – 2 cups of broccoli florets
1 pepper thinly sliced (colour of your choice)
pepper to taste (no salt as hoisin and the sweet chilli sauce have enough sodium)
Make 3/4 cup of brown rice (enough for two people) any way you choose, either in a pot or a rice cooker. While this is cooking….
Place cubed chicken in a bowl with the sauces and the ginger and garlic. As this is marinating, steam the broccoli and peppers for about 2 minutes in the microwave oven with a bit of water.
In a saucepan, toss the chicken, whatever sauce is left in the bowl, the broccoli and the peppers and stir fry till chicken is cooked and no longer pink. That’s it! Now serve over some rice and you have a tasty meal ready in about half an hour.