If you have been a regular reader of The Rantings of an Amateur Chef, you know that the crew from LetsGetBasted were the first winner of a product giveaway. Since then, they allowed me to post a guest blog on their site. Now, I am happy to feature one of the crew in return. I have to give Ryan a lot of credit. If I were that close to graduation, there is no way I’d want to write anything, especially if I don’t get credit toward graduation. Welcome Ryan…
LetsGetBasted: Asian Peanut Stir-Fry
My name is Ryan, a member of the LetsGetBasted team. In case you were wondering LetsGetBasted is a group of college students who try to provide cheap and easy meals for students (or anyone) who are trying to cook something delicious, fast and cheap.
Just a little about myself, I am a senior at James Madison University who will be graduating in May. Graduation is just around the corner and I’m having mixed feelings of excitement and sadness knowing that a lot of things are about to change.
With that said it probably comes as no surprise to anyone that a college student who has a little over two weeks of school left has little to no food (and money) left to his name. Not to worry I still came up with a pretty good Asian peanut dish out of the few things I did have.
What you’ll need:
- olive oil
- soy sauce
- peanut butter
- ½ lb chicken breasts
- 2 carrots (shredded)
- 1 red bell pepper
- A head of broccoli
- ¼ onion
- ¼ container of mushrooms
- Rotini pasta
I am not lying to you when I say this is everything I had left in my fridge. Typical of a college kid not to have much food but at least it was all veggies and not pizza. What you want to do is boil a pot of water and cook the Rotini pasta. While the pasta boils chop up all the vegetables and chicken into bite size pieces, add a little olive oil to the skillet and then add all the food to a skillet to cook.
Once the pasta is cooked remove it from the boiling water and set it off to the side. After the veggies and chicken have cooked for 3-4 minutes add in 4 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and blend them evenly throughout the mixture.
After about 10-15 minutes the chicken should be fully cooked and the veggies will be cooked with a crunch still left to them. You should be left with a delicious peanut-flavored Asian style stir-fry.
Serve the mixture over pasta and enjoy.
On an unrelated note:
I am thinking of adding both Paleo and Gluten Free sections to the Recipes: Diet tab above. If you are a hard core Paleo or gluten free dieter and would like to help out the Ranting Chef both understand the rules, common substitutions and possible even look at existing recipes to include, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org