Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Little Home Cooking

Today’s blogathon prompt is a super easy (and very useful) one. Share one of your favorite recipes.

I find a lot of great recipes on Martha Stewart's website. Now my favorite recipes are those that are in the crock pot, simply because I can prepare in the morning and dinner is ready whenever. However, this recipe that I am going to share is not a crock pot recipe. But it is a great one to have in your cookbook. It is simply my favorite because:

1.      Both my husband and I love it.
2.      It is a very tasty and healthy option. 
3.      It only takes as long as the rice takes to cook, with about twenty minutes of hands on prep time. 
4.      I usually keep these ingredients on hand. So it is a great back up meal if you hubby is over spaghetti :) 
5.      It is packed full of fresh garlic and ginger. Who doesn’t love that?

  • 1 1/4 cups long-grain brown rice
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (or some other thickener)
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 Large egg
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons oil
1.     Cook rice. Meanwhile, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth. Add snow peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and red-pepper flakes; toss to combine, and set aside.
2.     In another bowl, whisk together egg, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, and toss to coat.
3.     In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Lift half the chicken from egg mixture (shaking off excess), and add to skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and chicken, and set aside (reserve skillet).
4.     Add snow-pea mixture to skillet. Cover; cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat. Serve with rice.

What is your favorite go-to meal? I always love finding new recipes. Link Below!


  1. found your blog from another blogger friend and am hoping to participate in the blogathon as much as possible. Great Idea !!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Donna! I would love it if you participated!

  2. that looks SO good! i am all about some garlic & ginger!!! :)

    1. It is a great "guilt free" meal. Cause I love me some lasagna, but I feel like I gain five pounds after. Not so with this light and tasty meal :)


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