Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl

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Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl

gives a change to your menu.  Do you serve mostly southwestern, southern, midwestern meals, Italian, Indian, or Mexican cuisines?  Here is a recipe for Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl. As cooks, it is so easy to get into the habit of fixing the same thing over and over particularly if your family is busy and on the go.  I have found by serving one type of cuisine, there is a likelihood of having all the ingredients. However, when you like to cook, it is challenging and fun to try something different.

Some tips regarding Oriental cuisine:

1. Fast cooking at a high temperature is a key to Oriental cuisine.
2. The chief protein in the Oriental diet is the soybean: as in soybean oil, soy milk and soy sauce.
.3. The rapid, minimal cooking helps preserve the flavor, color and texture in Oriental cooking.

This Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl is a simple lunch or dinner dish.

 Add a fruit gelatin salad, crusty bread and fruit cup for a quick week day dinner.

Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl

Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl

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Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl
 
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Stir-fried vegetable with pork and brown rice for a quick light meal. A good way to use left over meats.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • BROWN RICE
  • BROWN RICE
  • 2 cups of low-fat chicken broth
  • 2 cups of low-fat chicken broth
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • BASIC SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
  • BASIC SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons catsup
  • 3 tablespoons catsup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • VEGETABLES
  • VEGETABLES
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ -1 cup thinly sliced pork loin
  • ½ -1 cup thinly sliced pork loin
  • ¼ cup celery, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup onion, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup onion, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup green and dried pepper, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup green and dried pepper, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup broccoli pieces, cut to 1-inch pieces.
Instructions
  1. BROWN RICE
  2. Put broth and rice in large saucepan, bring to boil, cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  3. When broth is absorbed and rice is tender, stir, recover and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  4. BASIC SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
  5. Put sugar, wine, vinegar, soy sauce and catsup in small saucepan, heat to boiling.
  6. Stir cornstarch into water until smooth.
  7. Add to sugar mixture; heat and stir until thickened. Keep warm
  8. VEGETABLES
  9. Slice and dice all vegetables.
  10. Heat wok or 12 inch non-stick skillet until hot, not smoking.
  11. Add oil, stir to coat pan and add meat stir to brown, remove meat, keep warm.
  12. Add onions, carrots, cook 1 minute.
  13. Add peppers and broccoli, cook vegetables 3-5 minutes.
  14. Add the meat to vegetables.
  15. Add the sweet and sour sauce to skillet cover and bring to a simmer.
  16. Serve over brown rice.
Notes
If using left over meat or poultry, just heat thoroughly with vegetables before adding the sweet and sour sauce. Inspired by The creative cooking course, the American Homemaker's Academy 1973.
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 A Versatile Oriental Vegetables and Rice Bowl

You have many options to develop your own special Oriental Vegetable and Rice Bowl by changing the vegetables, the rice and the meats. The basic sweet and sour sauce can have many changes of taste by using pineapple juice, and the pineapple in the vegetables, brown sugar, or different vinegar.

Here are some suggestions to complete the meal.   Enjoy Your Oriental Vegetables and Rice Bowl.

Inspired by The Creative Cooking Course, The Creative Homemaker’s Academy 1973.

cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® bring you great recipes for your cooking experience.

Netta Belle's Choice cookbookinabox©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk.Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office.” nettabelleschoice.com and cookbookinabox.com. All rights reserved.

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