|Posted by Bee & John on July 5, 2010 at 10:32 PM|
I have been postponing this recipe - because 200g of chicken just didn't look enough. But, and it sure surprised me, it certainly was!
Super easy and quick, although there is a mid step so it isn't a leave and pick up the kids from school recipe.
Steam the chicken in the Varoma - take out the rice and add the veggies, sprinkle with sesame oil and seasame seeds, add handful of cashews, steam some more. Make the sauce, mix.
I have never had steamed chicken before - how much nicer is it!!! I thought it would be bland, but it was actually tastier - fancy that.
I made it without the cashews (much to John's amusement) - just completely forgot about them!! I was cross too because I bought them specially. But - it was still lovely.
We're into a decent meal, and there was plenty there for us and an extra lot for a lunch. Would be plenty for 2 adult and 2 kids, especially if you serve with some warm bread or add extra veggies.
I had some Bok Choy and Corn on the cob (which I cut into cobbettes) and some leek - which was all the veggies we had left the day before a shop - but they were lovely. Our Bok Choy was a little wilty but it came up a treat in the steamer.
Give it a go - quick, yummy and nutritious!
Cost? I used 2 chicken thigh fillets only - so just the cost of them and the cost of the veggies. Our meal cost us $6
Vegetarian? Sure - obviously leave out the bit with the "add the chicken" and go straight to the veggies
HINT: watch the water level - I had to add some water because the corn cobbettes took another 5 minutes over the recipe's suggested times.
Substitute? We didn't have sherry - so I used a little brandy - worked fine!!! Tasted yum!