Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Cookbook Project: Recipe 2

Book: Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province
Author: Fuchsia Dunlop
Recipe: Stir-Fried Rice with Pork and Shiitake Mushrooms
Page: 258

Came from: Williams-Sonoma, was on super-sale, thought it would challenge me to learn some Chinese cooking.

Why this recipe: Wanted to learn how to make stir-fried rice and there weren't a lot of ingredients. (You should see some of the other recipes in this book!)

Ingredient: Dried shiitake mushrooms

Techniques: Cooking in a wok.

Process: Very simple...get everything prepared beforehand, then add ingredients to very hot wok. Cooks super fast.

Outcome: Yum! I added some extra veggies to make it a bit healthier. I also left out the salt since I was already using soy sauce (low sodium, which is not low by any means). It was a tad bland, but still tasty. This recipe was pretty basic, so you could really add other goodies to bump up the flavor. Next time I would add a splash of pineapple or orange juice.

Make again? Definitely. It made for a quick weeknight dinner!

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