Saturday, April 25, 2009

Simple Set Meal - Tasty Combinations

I was running out of idea what to cook for the day and decided just to grab whatever I can find in the refrigerator and that would be the meal for the day...haha... I came with this simple idea of serving everything in a plate - A Simple Set Meal. Hmmm...looks good and taste good too.

Early preparation is required :
* steam the rice and let it cool before frying it.
* marinate the cut into cubes chicken breast meat for 1 hour before cooking.

A Simple Set Meal with 3 combinations - Garlic Fried Rice with Cashew Nut Chicken, Fried Egg and Butter Saute Asparagus.

Simple Recipes with Simple Ingredients:

Garlic Fried Rice
  1. 1.5 cups steam rice - let it cool before frying
  2. Chopped 1 big clove of garlic
  3. Heat the wok with some butter or margarine, add in the garlic and stir fry till aromatic
  4. Add in the rice, a few drops of fish sauce, it gives a very nice aroma to the rice (optional) or pinch of salt - to taste, stir well to mix for the next 8-10 minutes
  5. Rice is Ready

Fried Egg

  1. Heat the pan with a little oil
  2. Break the egg into the pan and allow the sides be crispy, stir the yoke a little before folding the eggs into half
  3. Fried Egg is Ready

Saute Asparagus

  1. Heat the pan with a little butter
  2. Put the cut asparagus in and saute it over low heat
  3. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over it
  4. Saute till Asparagus till soften

Cashew Nut Chicken

  1. Roast the cashew nut in oven at 150 degreesC till golden brown - side aside
  2. Marinate the cut into cubes chicken breast meat for 1 hour prior to cooking with dark soy sauce, a little sugar, 1 Tbs of cooking wine, 1 Tbs cornflour
  3. Diced 2 onions and chopped 5 pips of garlic

  4. Next, Cooking the Cashew Nut Chicken

  5. Heat the wok with a little oil, stir fry the garlic till aromatic, add in the marinated chicken and stir well for 2-3 mins
  6. Add a little water and let the chicken simmer at low heat till chicken is cook or till gravy has thickens
  7. Lastly add in the diced onions, 1 Tbs of dark soya sauce and mix well for 1 minute
  8. Serve with the roasted cashew nut

Have a Happy SET Meal !

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