Sophisticated. That’s how I felt this past Wednesday and Thursday after going to see Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty performed by the Moscow Ballet Performance Company. I’d never been to the ballet before so wasn’t sure I would enjoy the shows, but I absolutely loved them. I liked the dance sequences more for Swan Lake but the costumes were fantastic for Sleeping Beauty.
On Thursday night I had two girls in my program over for dinner before we went to the ballet.
Thai Curry Chicken Pineapple Fried Rice
Edamame with Shitake
Green Tea Ice Cream
The fried rice was perfect and even if your not a big curry lover don’t fret because it’s not too overpowering a flavor – subtle but still flavorful. You can always use different add-ins or if you don’t have one of the ingredients don’t worry, but the chicken (or another protein source – shrimp, tofu) and the pineapple I wouldn’t go without.
2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
2 green onions (sliced)
3 tsp minced garlic (or 3 cloves)
1 red pepper (diced) (I used a combination of red and orange
1 egg (lightly beaten)
3 tablespoons vegetable broth
5 tablespoons soy sauce (divided)
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup cashews (roasted)
1 cup rice (about 3 cups cooked rice)
1 cup pineapple (cut into bite sized pieces – fresh is best)
2 cooked and cubed chicken breasts
1/4 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup raisins
Cut chicken breasts into cubes. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan and add chicken. Cook for about 3 minutes, add 2 tbsp. soy sauce and flip the chicken. Cook for another 3 minutes. Check to make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through and remove from heat and set aside.
In a clean large pan heat the other tbsp. of oil and add the green onions, garlic and peppers – stir fry until fragrant, about a minute.
Add the egg and stir-fry for a minute.
Add the vegetable broth, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, curry powder and sugar and stir-fry.
Add the cashews and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add the rice, break up any clumps and stir-fry for a few minutes.
Add the pineapple, chicken, peas and raisins and stir-fry to mix them in.
Remove from heat and serve warm