March 26, 2012

Spam Fried Rice

My baby(my 6 year old) is still talking about this since we had it last night for dinner. He really liked it.alot. I think this is the first time any of my kids have had spam.

Spam-Fried Rice
1/2 c. soy sauce
4 Tbsp. sugar
4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
2 tsp. sesame oil (omit for a less-spicy dish, I did!)

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
5 eggs
1 onion, diced
1 (12 oz) can of spam, diced
1/2 c. red pepper, diced
2 C. your choice of corn, carrots and peas (If using frozen, thaw first)
4 C. rice, cooked and cooled

Mix sauce together and set aside.
In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil on med-high heat until hot. Scramble the eggs. Remove from pan and set aside. Add another tbsp. of vegetable oil and heat. Add onion and diced spam. Cook until spam is crispy and onion is browned and transparent. Add sauce, red pepper, and vegetables. Bring to a boil, and boil for one minute. Add rice and break up any clumps that have formed. Combine the ingredients and stir until color is uniform throughout. Add scrambled eggs. mix to combine.

Orange-spinach Salad with Chicken

Ok.. so my pickiest liked the chicken.... just not the spinach or almonds. Big surprise!! I got this from

Orange-spinach Salad with Chicken
1/3 C. orange ginger stir fry sauce or marinade
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained,juice reserved
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1/4 C. slivered almonds

Stir together stir fry sauce, reserved juice, and honey in a small bowl; set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Add chicken; cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add stir fry sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Cook 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Divide spinach between 4 plates. Top evenly with chicken mixture and mandarin oranges. Sprinkle with almonds.