Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sweet and Sour "Mock" Beef and Almost Fried Rice A Dinner On The Fly

After waking up later than usual I need to get it all done in a hurry cause once she gets hungry she gets grumpy  ( only joking). Here is an unreal take on some Chinese food that I love.

It all starts with the right sauce we go to an Asian market down by The Burgh (Pittsburgh Pa.) for this sauce cause it taste the best it will make or break the whole meal. They sell other brands closer to home but they do not have the flavor that I like.

First the the almost fried rice

1 onion divided in half 1/2 diced and 1/2 sliced keep the sliced have for later

1 green pepper divided in half 1/2 diced and 1/2 sliced keep the sliced have for later

 1tsp oil

1/2 tsp pepper 

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tsp turmeric 

Salt to taste 

2 bags of Birdseye rice 

Taking the oil in the pan bring up to temp and put in the the diced onions and peppers and cook till tender the add the salt, pepper, and garlic. Then steam rice in the  microwave as directed, add the rice then sprinkle the turmeric on top and stir till well blended. Just be very careful that turmeric will stain any thing it gets on.  You may need to add some water to help mix the spices up just do about a tbsp at time the cover and let sit on low heat for about 10 min.

The beef replacement is from Delight Soy this stuff is so unreal I challenge any meat eater to try this it will leave them speechless. I use this substitute for so many recipes I buy a lot of this companies products.

For the sweet and sour beef you will need 

8 oz of the mock beef

1 tsp oil

And the sliced peppers and onions from earlier and that's it talk about easy.

Heat your oil as hot as you can then through the peppers and onions in let them go for about 2 min you have to keep stirring them so the won't stick then and the mock beef keep it on high heat and bit of water and cover for 1 min Just remember due to the high heat once that water hits the pan it will be popping so protect yourself. When the beef is browned then turn down the heat and add the sweet and sour sauce let simmer about 5 min and serve it up and easy peasy enjoy.

The whole meal from start to finish is only about 20 min faster than if you would of ordered take out and it is a whole lot better.

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