It’s no wok, but it does the job for now
By - Clear-is-a-Color
Turned out really well. I want the wok, but one piece at a time as they say.
3/4 cup brown rice
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 garlic clove, finely chopped or crushed with a garlic press
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup cornstarch.
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch chunks (I used skinless boneless thighs)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into large florets, stems peeled and thinly sliced
1. Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, and fill with 1 inch water; set aside for broccoli. Cook rice according to package instructions.
2. Meanwhile, make sauce: In a small bowl, combine honey, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and garlic; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites and cornstarch. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
3. In a large (cast iron) skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add half the chicken; cook, turning occasionally, until golden and opaque throughout, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining tablespoon oil and chicken. Return all the chicken to skillet; add reserved sauce and scallions, and toss to coat.
4. Meanwhile, place saucepan with steamer basket over high heat; bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, and cook until crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Serve sesame chicken with broccoli and rice.
That looks goooood I’m gonna give it a go soon!
Edit: I just looked at your submission history and it all looks so good omg.
Haha thanks! It’s simple but good I think. Obligatory submission history view - I’m a little one dimensional compared to you it would seem. Nice water creatures!
Woks and wok hei are a thing of beauty, but they're just not possible in a conventional Western kitchen setup. At the very least, a gas burner with a ring can get close. IRONically, CI woks are very traditional and they're good but CS is the best for movement.
We've found the skillets work fine for stir fry. The wok is going on the sale table at the swap meet.