Menu Plan for Fall I: Week 11, Thursday


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Stir-Fried Sesame Chicken
Basmati Rice

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       A quick stir-fry to end the week and clean out the fridge.  If you have any bits of broccoli or mushrooms, add those as well.  Even if you don't regularly eat peanut butter, it's a good pantry staple, as we use it through-out the year.

Stir-fried Sesame Chicken

Total time: 30 minutes
    Peanut butter adds a creaminess to stir fries, as well as a subtle, almost sesame flavor.  The finish of toasted sesame seeds carries the flavor through.  You can buy toasted sesame seeds or toast them yourself in minutes.

Stir-fried Sesame Chicken Ingredients:


Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid, small saucepan with lid

Thinly slice onion
Mince garlic
Slice celery, cut carrots
Cut chicken
Start to cook rice
Toast sesame seeds
Remove sesame seeds, set aside
Heat oils in skillet

Add onion, stir-fry
Add garlic, ginger, celery, carrot; stir-fry
Remove vegetables, add chicken; stir-fry
Return vegetables, add soy, stock, cover, simmer
  pause while stuff cooks
Check rice, turn off if done
Dissolve cornstarch in stock
Add peanut butter to skillet, stir
Add cornstarch, stir and thicken
Arrange rice on platter
Spoon sesame chicken on rice
Top with sesame seeds, Serve... 

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