Recently I quit my job so I’m trying to figure some stuff out & budget our finances correctly. I love Chinese food, but we all know it can get expensive & some aren’t always the healthiest for you!
I decided to try to make my own. So I totally winged it and made my own! I made chicken fried rice & then I made beef & noodles.
For the rice I took a sauce pan and melted about a tablespoon of butter ( I know butter it fattening, but I prefer the taste & richness of it over oils). Then I added some green onions ( 1 bunch) soy sauce (1 tablespoon) & garlic powder (1 1/2 teaspoons).
I let these ingredients sauté for just a few minutes. While they were sautéing I cubed up my chicken. Then I put it in the pan because I wanted it to cook in those nice flavors & to soak it up while it was cooking.
I made white rice in my rice cooker. I prefer brown rice, but my husband prefers white. So I mix it up as a compromise one time I buy white & make meals & other times I buy brown & make meals. I actually had made it the night before so that was one less thing to do!
After the chicken was done cook I then added 3 eggs with soy sauce in them that I whisked into the pain & started to cook them & then I added the rice & 1 tablespoon of butter just to keep everything moist.
I let that cook & then moved on to my noodles! By this time my mouth was watering big time! So I got another pan out and I put 1 tablespoon butter & 1/4 c brown sugar, 1 bundle of green onions, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce & 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
I let these ingredients sauté while I cubed my Milanese style steak. I seasoned it with paprika (which is my favorite spice!). Then after cubing it I put my udon noodles into the pan. I buy the prepackaged but I don’t use the seasons packet.
I used two packets for this dish. I let those cook for about 1-2 minutes and then I take them out & set them aside & then I added my meat & cooked it for about 5 minutes.
After that I put the noodles back in & now both of my dishes are done! Now it may seem like it took a long time, but it didn’t because I made both dishes at the same time. With prep & cooking & cleaning up it took less then a half hour for me to make these & they were both so delicious!
I definitely enjoyed making a healthier cheaper version of take out! I hope that you guys do too!