Shrimp Stir-Fry with Lemon Rice
*this is very good!! a whole meal!
Prep: 15 min, Marinate: 15 min, Cook: 20 min.
• 1 cup chicken stock
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup long grain rice (i use whatever rice i have)
• 3 Tbs. lemon juice
• 2-1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
• 1/2 cup cold water
• 2-1/2 Tbs. soy sauce
• 2-1/2 tsp. sugar
• 1 Tbs. curry powder
• 2 Tbs. peanut oil (i use peanut when i have it but really any oil will do)
• 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. dry sherry or chicken stock
• 2 tsp. Oriental sesame oil (i use just plain sesame oil)
• 6 ounces snowpeas\cooked
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 3 scallions, thinly sliced
Combine stock and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in rice and pepper to taste and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes, covered. Sprinkle lemon juice over rice and fluff with a fork. While rice is cooking, dissolve 1-1/2 Tbs. cornstarch in 3 Tbs. cold water in a bowl. Add half the soy sauce, 1 tsp. sugar, curry powder and half the peanut oil. Mix thoroughly. Stir in shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate 15 minutes. Combine remaining cornstarch and cold water with sherry, sesame oil, remaining soy sauce and remaining sugar in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously and set aside. Heat remaining peanut oil in a wok or heavy nonstick skillet over high heat. Stir-fry snowpeas 2 minutes, or until almost tender. Discard all but 2 tsp. oil from skillet. Add shrimp, marinade and garlic and stir-fry 1 minute over high heat. Add soy sauce and cornstarch mixture and sauté 1 minute, or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in scallions. Serve over rice.
Sesame Green Beans
Prep: 5 min, Cook: 10 min.
• 1 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
• 2 Tbs. sesame seeds
• 2 Tbs. soy sauce
• 2 tsp. Oriental sesame oil (again i just use plain sesame oil)
• 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Place green beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover saucepan and steam 8-10 minutes or until almost tender. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add sesame seeds. Shake skillet constantly until sesame seeds are golden. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in soy sauce, oil and nutmeg. Add green beans and toss.