Chicken Stir Fry is one of my favorite meals because it is quick, easy to cook, cheap, healthy and it tastes great! It really has a lot of great things going for it!
All I do is cut up the chicken, throw it in the wok, then I throw in a bag of frozen stir fry veggies! I personally love using frozen vegetables. They are frozen usually at their peak, they are pretty inexpensive and you can always have them in your freezer. I am currently in the market for a new wok because mine is starting to peel, so I ended up making my veggies and chicken separate so I would have enough room in the pans.
The last piece of the meal is the rice. Oh the rice. Rice and I do not really get a long. I have the worst time trying to cook it. It’s always bland and mushy or not cooked enough. I have been guilty of using those 10 minute boxes of rice because they turn out so good. But they have loads of preservatives and flavor enhancers (msg), and I really don’t want to use the. I saw this box of instant brown rice the other day at the grocery store and the only ingredient is pre cooked parboiled long grain brown rice. No chemicals! So I tried it for the first time and I have to say this will be my go to rice for sure. It takes 10 minutes to make and the texture is great! You can add some flavor using herbs like in my rice seasoning mix.
I also throw out the little teriyaki pack that comes with the vegetables and use a natural ginger teriyaki sauce. I substitute any soy sauce that would be used for Liquid Aminos by Braggs I literally use this stuff on everything I cook! I LOVE it! Adds good flavor without all the extra sodium!
This total meal costs $11.05 and makes 6 servings for a cost of $1.84 per serving. That is pretty darn cheap for a nice healthy meal! That cost includes 2 large chicken breasts that I get at Fresh Market when they have their Tuesdays sale ($2.99/lb), the large back of frozen veggies you see above, the brown rice and the teriyaki sauce. I think I should make this dish more often to help me stick to my monthly budget!
What is your favorite way to successfully cook rice?