Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken

Day 16 of my 8 week Pantry Challenge! I almost caved and ordered Panda Express. I REALLY wanted their Sweet Fire Chicken, Broccoli Beef and Fried Rice. 😂 But then I remembered that it costs $12/plate and I have what I need to make it for around $5. You can use bottled Sweet Chile SauceContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken”

Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice

Making fried rice from leftover Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes is one of my FAVORITE things to do and it’s why I always order too much. It works with so many different main dishes and is such a filling, inexpensive and quick way of clearing out the fridge. You can add any vegetables you mayContinue reading “Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice”

Loaded Veggie Fried Rice

This is my go-to fried rice recipe. Not only is it packed full of healthy vegetables, but it’s the closest I’ve been able to get to restaurant fried rice. It’s so incredibly versatile and goes with so many dishes. You can, of course, add whatever vegetables you love most! Fried rice is a blank canvasContinue reading “Loaded Veggie Fried Rice”

Surf and Turf Fried Rice

Surf and Turf Fried Rice FTW! It’s so delicious! I’d love to have smoked the steaks, but time was short, so pan seared was the way to go. ❤️ Gotta love cast iron! Surf and Turf Fried Rice 4 cups rice; cooked and chilled 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1 Tablespoon Chile Paste 1 Carrot; peeledContinue reading “Surf and Turf Fried Rice”

Fried Rice Balls

So…I messed up. I added too much liquid to my rice and it turned to mush. I hate wasting food and set out to find a way to use it. I figured if potato croquettes were so delicious, what about Fried Rice Balls! Yes, they were! Crispy Fried Rice Balls 2 cups mushy Fried RiceContinue reading “Fried Rice Balls”

Spicy Thai Peanut Fried Rice

This Spicy Thai Peanut Fried Rice from the other night was amazing! It went really well with the Beef & Broccoli as well as the Shrimp Spring Rolls! It’s a definite favorite with some heat and richness! Spicy Thai Peanut Fried Rice 1 cup Medium Grain Rice 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth 1/2 teaspoon SaltContinue reading “Spicy Thai Peanut Fried Rice”

Ginger Beef & Broccoli

Beef & Broccoli is one of my favorite meals! Steamed broccoli and pan seared beef tossed in a slightly sweet, garlicky sauce? Yes, please! This was one of my go to Chinese takeout before I decided to make it myself. It’s so amazing served with fresh egg rolls, crab Rangoon and fried rice! Ginger BeefContinue reading “Ginger Beef & Broccoli”

Spicy Fried Rice

Fried Rice was one of the first dishes I ever cooked and I’ve made it the same way for over a decade using Minute Rice and a few ingredients. Needless to say, I was getting pretty bored with the same ol’ thing. I decided to revamp it and add some heat! It really hit theContinue reading “Spicy Fried Rice”