Monday, January 30, 2012

Benihana rice

I LOVE Benihana chicken fried rice!! I found this recipe and HAD to try it. Its really close to the same taste!!

2 ounces cooked chicken
8 ounces steamed rice
2 eggs
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 tablespoons carrot, chopped
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons green peas
1 teaspoon sesame seed
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon oil (use for cooking veggies)
2 teaspoons soy sauce (or more to taste)
6 pinches pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
Sesame seeds
Salt to taste

- Scramble eggs and chop after cooking.
- Saute chopped onion, green onion, seasoning and carrot
 Saute chopped onion, green onion, seasoning and carrots in the oil until done and mix with chopped scrambled egg and chicken. 
- Break off chunks of steamed rice and mix with vegetable, egg and chicken. 
- Add sesame seed, minced garlic, ginger, salt and pepper, stirring well. 
- Add butter and soy sauce into the mixture, stirring well until done.

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Chicken Curry Soup

2 lb chicken cooked and shredded
1 large onion finely chopped
2 large carrots finely chopped
1 celery stalk finely chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 tsp crushed ginger
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp coriander
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 bay leaf
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 c. chicken stock
1/2 C. cream
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot fry the onion, carrots and celery in a bit of olive oil until soft.
add garlic and ginger fry for another min before adding tomatoes and spices. cook 2 minutes. add sugar and stir into spicy mixture. add chicken and stir to coat well. pour in stock and let soup simmer about 10 min or until veggies are cooked.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012


These are the best!!! You can cook them and cut them or dip pretzel rods in them. Either way so yummy!!!

1 c butter
1 c karo syrup
2 c granulated sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Candy thermometer

Put butter, syrup and sugar in pan over med high heat. Stirring until dissolved. Get to a steady boiling point. Boil 4 min WITHOUT stirring. Remove from heat and add milk. Put back on heat and heat to 250* stirring pretty constant. Pour into buttered 9x13 Pam. Refrigerate til set then cut into squares and wrap in waxes paper.
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