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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday Dinner

So today, since I am still recovering from July I thought I would turn the blog over to a fantastic woman I know! She's a smart, super crafty mom, who just happens to own her own online business, Violets Buds. I know I have introduced you to her before, and I hope you enjoy this great recipe she put together for us! It's coming to you just in time for back to school, when we can all use something easy and YUMMY! Enjoy!!!

After too many disappointing Chinese take-out meals, my husband Scott & I decided we had enough. He did some online research and found a few recipes that we tested. This recipe for Orange Chicken & Fried Rice is one we tried, made a few changes, and now is a regular in our house.
We take a shortcut to make it an easy weeknight meal by using frozen breaded chicken nuggets or tenders. The following recipe makes 4 servings, and can easily be increased. To get the main part of the Orange Chicken & Fried Rice started you will need: Frozen breaded chicken nuggets or tenders 2 cups Rice (white or brown)
Start by cooking the rice & chicken nuggets according to package directions. While the chicken & rice are cooking you can start the orange sauce.
Orange Sauce 1/2c water juice & zest of one orange 1/4c lemon juice 1 tbs rice vinegar 2 tsp soy sauce 2 tbs brown sugar 1/2 tsp ginger (we use powder, but fresh is good) 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or a dash of cayenne pepper) 1 tbs cornstarch Mix all sauce ingredients thoroughly, then bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once it starts simmering, reduce heat & stir constantly until the sauce thickens. Turn heat to low. By now the chicken & rice are probably done. Next step is to start the fried rice.
Fried Rice Cooked Rice 1 cup Frozen mixed vegetables 1 cup Frozen shelled edamame 2 eggs, scrambled 2 tbs soy sauce 1 tsp brown sugar In a large skillet or on a flatop griddle pan, start by cooking the frozen mixed vegetables & edamame over medium heat with either a pat of butter or coconut oil. Add the rice, then sprinkle with the soy sauce & brown sugar, stir well. Push the rice & veg off to one side of the pan, then start frying the eggs (add black pepper if desired). When the eggs are done, mix with the rice & veg.
Right before serving, toss the chicken nuggets in the orange sauce to coat & serve over a bed of fried rice. Or, if you prefer, you can spoon the orange sauce over the fried rice & chicken.
I hope your family enjoys this easy, tasty meal as much as our family does!
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  1. I like this, simple recognizable ingredients but likely to taste really good. One thing I've learned is that once I started making my own fried rice I didn't want the greasy pre-made kind anymore. water damage restoration Dallas TX

  2. This looks ridiculously delicious.