Everyday Mom's Meals: Something Other Than Rice

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Something Other Than Rice

Do you love making Asian food at home? Getting the same tasty dinner as you could if you reached for that take out menu, but made by you, fresh in your own kitchen? If so, then we are in the same boat and you are going to love this idea as much as I did!

I try to make an Asian inspired meal once every couple weeks, but I always seems to fall into the same rut. The side dish. Rice or Noodles. That's what it comes down to every single time. So it was time to find something else to serve with those egg rolls. Sure, rice and noodles are favorites in this carb loving house, but veggies are friends too, so this was sure to be a crowd pleaser.

We also happen to be mushroom lovers, so this was a double win with us. If you're not, I'm guessing you could find another vegetable that would be just as delicious with the snow peas.

If you're looking for something else to add to your Asian arsenal, to make those take out favorites your way, with only ingredients you can pronounce...this has to be next on your list. Don't totally turn your back on the rice and noodles though, this could easily go with them too!

Snow Pea and Mushroom Stir Fry
8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
8 oz. snow peas, ends trimmed if tough
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 TBS vegetable oil
2 tsp. sesame seeds, extra for garnish
2-3 TBS soy sauce
Black Pepper to taste

Heat oil in large skillet, or wok, over high heat. Add mushrooms and peas. Cook and stir, about 7 minutes until mushrooms are browned. Add black pepper and garlic. Cook and stir for another 3 minutes. Add soy sauce, reduce heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes until peas are vibrant green and crisp-tender. (I like them pretty crunchy.)  Add sesame seeds. Stir to combine. Garnish with extra sesame seeds, if desired. 

Shared on The Country Cook Jan. 9, 2015

1 comment:

Lita said...

This looks awesome! Simple and very flavorful. Thanks for sharing.

Wishes for tasty dishes,