I love chinese/japanese/thai food a lot. I love getting takeout, but end up feeling icky afterwards most of the time (msg? or I just ate way to much, lol).
Anyway....I've been trying to make some recipes at home lately and been moderately successful with them. I made a kick-a$$ beef and broccoli a while ago (might have to make it again soon), that was BETTER than takeout!!! Last night I made a Chicken Fried Rice recipe that I found on Pinterest.
I made it to portion out for my lunches for today and part of next week (possibly all of next week, lol). I divided the resulting recipe into 6 servings of approximately 1 cup each. I added a few additional vegetables (shredded carrots) and some leftover canned pineapple that I had in the fridge that was going to go bad.
I tried it a small bite before portioning it out to make sure I like it.....IT WAS AWESOME!!!!
Here is the recipe I mostly followed: Easy Chicken Fried Rice
- I used 4 cups of brown rice (I cooked a bunch of it in my rice cooker the night before)
- I used only red peppers
- I didn't have ginger root, so sprinkled dried ginger spice on the chicken and veg as they were cooking
- I cut my chicken at an angle rather than in strips
- I didn't have sesame oil so I omitted it
Here's the best part.....my lunches all portioned out!!!
If you're wondering what the containers are, they are kids containers from Fit & Fresh. I found them years ago as a set in a grocery store and loved all the cool colors! I bought the kit (shown below) and then bought more sets online, hah! I love them! There are 1/2cup, 1 cup and 2 cup sized containers and lot of fun colors!!!
I also have this bento-type container that I found at Stop & Shop when I was bringing small bites of a variety of foods for lunch, also from Fit & Fresh