our dinner last night

pan-seared pork & spinach pot stickers with chicken fried rice. awesome! if you know me at all, you know i’m a huge fan of pei wei and pf chang’s. i love me some chinese food! well, we decided to give pot stickers a try & they are actually super easy & very tasty. and chicken fried rice is something we’ve done for a while & couldn’t be simpler. here’s the recipe:

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chicken fried rice:

saute chicken & small chopped onion in canola oil or sesame oil & 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce. add 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic & 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh ginger root.  add salt & pepper to taste. when chicken is cooked through, add a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies. add 2 additional tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, cover and simmer until veggies are cooked through. cook 1 to 2 cups of rice according to directions and add to chicken & veggie mixture.  walla! chicken fried rice. so easy!

pan-seared pork & spinach pot stickers:

cook 1/2 lb of ground pork in skillet. add 1 tablespoon of finely chopped ginger root, 3 cloves of chopped garlic, 4 scallions finely sliced, and 1 box of defrosted & drained spinach. add a touch of soy sauce, salt & pepper to taste. fill wonton wrappers with mixture. heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. work in batches…sear one side of wontons for 2 minutes on medium high heat. then, add 1/4 cup of water to skillet, cover & let them steam for 5 minutes. that’s it! remove them that batch, drain oil & water, dry out skillet and repeat on new batch. ryan also made a dipping sauce for them that was amazing….a mixture of soy sauce, orange juice, red pepper flakes & honey. SOOOO GOOD!

this was a fun meal to make & it really was tasty. if you try it out, let me know! hope you enjoy.