Side dish, Lunch, Dinner

Fried Rice with Chicken and Ham

Fried Rice with Chicken and Ham
A great way to use leftover rice! Mixing with chicken, ham, eggs, and vegetables creates a complete Asian-Inspired meal! This recipe comes with an additional recipe for Shrimp Sauce – that is a perfect topping to the fried rice!

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Cuisine: Asian
Recipe type: Side dish, Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • cooked jasmine rice that has been cooled to room temperature 5 cups
  • peanut oil 3 tablespoons
  • eggs 2
  • sweet white onion like Vidalia ½ cup
  • scallions 3 tablespoons
  • chicken breast (a store bought rotisserie chicken breast saves time) 1
  • thick sliced deli ham ½ cup
  • soy sauce or more as needed 3 tablespoons
  • For Shrimp Sauce:
  • mayonnaise ⅓ cup
  • rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons
  • soy sauce 1 teaspoon
  • granulated sugar pinch
  • paprika 1 teaspoon
  • garlic powder 1 teaspoon
  • milk 1 tablespoon

Preparation
  1. Place IMUSA Wok on stove over medium high heat. Heat peanut oil add the scallions and onions and cook until translucent
  2. add the beaten egg until lightly scrambled followed by the chicken and ham.
  3. Add the rice breaking up with an IMUSA wooden Asian spatula and continue stirring until all the ingredients are well combined and the rice is very hot.
  4. Add the soy sauce all over the rice while stirring quickly.
  5. Serve with shrimp sauce on the side: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until very smooth. Serve with fried rice.

 

 

Saffron Jasmine Rice with Raisins and Almonds

Saffron Jasmine Rice with Raisins and Almonds
Jasmine rice is a fragrant long-grain variety of rice that has a nutty aroma – paired with saffron, raisins, and almonds – this recipe has the perfect balance of savory and sweet!

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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Side dish, Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • chicken stock 3 cups
  • butter 1 tablespoon
  • saffron threads, 2 pinches ¼ teaspoon
  • jasmine or basmati rice 1½ cups
  • ground pepper ½ teaspoon
  • olive oil 3 tablespoons
  • salt 1 tablespoon
  • ground black pepper ½ teaspoon
  • cloves of garlic 2
  • shallot 1
  • sweet onion, like Vidalia 1
  • bay leaf 1
  • golden raisins ½ cup
  • Rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons
  • low sodium soy sauté 2 tablespoons
  • flat leaf parsley ¼ cup
  • almonds ¾ cup

Preparation
  1. Heat the olive oil in an IMUSA sauté pan over medium heat and sauté the garlic, onion, and shallot until translucent 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the bay leaf and paprika stir and set aside.
  3. In an IMUSA Rice cooker. Add the rice, stock, ½ of the parsley, ½ of the almonds, the raisins, the onion mixture, the soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper and saffron threads.
  4. Press “cook” on the rice cooker. Once the rice cooker indicator changes to warm (about 20 to 25 min.), fluff with a fork, taste and correct seasoning if necessary and serve with fresh parsley and extra toasted almonds on top.

 

Basil Pineapple Fried Rice

Basil Pineapple Fried Rice
You will never order Chinese Takeout again! This delicious recipe has a touch of sweetness with pineapple chunks and additional crunch from roasted cashews!

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Cuisine: Asian
Recipe type: Side dish, Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients
  • cooked cold white rice 2 cups
  • soy sauce 3 tablespoons
  • sugar 1 tablespoon
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic cloves (minced) 3
  • medium red onion (chopped) 1
  • scrambled eggs 2
  • canned pineapple chunks, drained (about 1 ½ Cups) 10 ounces
  • frozen peas 1 cup
  • roasted cashews ½ cup
  • fresh basil (finely chopped) 1 cup

Preparation
  1. Combine sugar and soy sauce and set aside.
  2. Heat your IMUSA wok on high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil to wok, then tilt the wok to swirl oil, coating the sides. Once the oil begins to smoke, stir-fry the garlic and red onions for one minute and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Add 4 more tablespoons of oil and crumble rice into wok. Stir-fry for 5 minutes with a flat wooden spatula until lightly browned, breaking up lumps of rice.
  4. Push rice to the side of wok and in the center add another tablespoon of oil. Add scrambled eggs and scramble until eggs are completely cooked and crumbled.
  5. Mix together with rice and add cooked garlic and onions. Drizzle in soy sauce mixture and stir-fry for two more minutes. Add pineapple, peas, and cashews and mix evenly.
  6. Remove from heat and mix in chopped basil. Garnish with extra basil before serving.