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Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 13, Thursday

Egg Fu Yung
Sesame Chicken Strips

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

         The Sesame Chicken is a side dish to the Egg Fu Yung rather than the main course. You can use either the celery or water chestnuts or both to add crunch and interest.

Egg Fu Yung (Chinese Pancakes with Cabbage & Brown Rice)

Total time: 35 minutes 
    If you cook the rice with water or vegetable stock, you have a lovely vegetarian main course.  The rice adds 'substance' to the egg although you really can't tell that it's there.  The cabbage retains just enough crunch.  They go together quickly if the rice is cooked in advance.

Egg Fu Yung Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Chicken Sesame Stir Fry  to accompany Egg Fu Yung   

Total time: 15 minutes  
    I just do one, just to have a little something on the side with the Egg Fu Yung.

Chicken Sesame Stir Fry Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small saucepan with lid for rice if needed, large
nonstick skillet, 2 medium - large bowls, medium
skillet, food bag

Turn oven on low heat 200F (110C)
Remove brown rice from fridge - or cook it
Chop onion, celery, garlic, water chestnuts
Slice cabbage
Sauté vegetables until tender
Cut chicken, toss with cornstarch, sesame seeds
Heat broth, soy sauce, molasses for sauce

Remove vegetables, combine with rice
Finish sauce
Whisk eggs, stir into veg/rice mixture
Heat oil in 2 nonstick skillets
Start to make first batch of patties
Start to stir-fry chicken
Turn patties
Mind the chicken
Remove patties, chicken to platter, keep warm in oven
Make second batch of patties
Turn patties
Remove patties
Serve all, sauce on the side