Photo: Jodi Pudge
Here’s a one-pot dinner made from leftovers that spells comfort food in my home. Stir-fried rice works best when you use leftover, refrigerated rice. (Just-cooked, hot brown rice will clump up.) Never know what to do with broccoli stalks? Here’s the recipe!
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, (250 g), thinly sliced
1 cup grated broccoli stalks
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 egg, beaten
3 1/2 cups chilled, cooked brown rice
In a small bowl, whisk together oyster sauce, one tbsp/15 mL water, soy sauce and sesame oil to make sauce.
Heat oil in a large, non-stick frying pan at medium. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink — about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
In same pan at medium heat, stir-fry broccoli, carrots and green onions for 1 minute, make a well and add egg, covering as much of the pan as possible. Before egg sets add rice and sauce and stir-fry for 3 minutes, add chicken and cook another 1 minute or until heated through.
*1 cup (250 mL) brown rice yields 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) cooked.
Note: Swap in shrimp for the chicken if you'd like!