Asparagus and soy sauce chicken/tofu

May is really the good month for green asparagus and they are really good for you. Here is an amazing dish I made with chicken and asparagus. As a variation for vegetarian, chicken can be replaced by tofu.

Asparagus-and-soy-sauce-chicken

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Level: Easy
Equipment: pan, pot

Ingredients:
– 100g Asparagus
– 120g chicken (or tofu)
– 1/4 onion
– soy sauce
– pepper
– basmati rice

Chop the onion and dice the chicken. Let them marinate in a bowl with soy sauce and pepper.
Cook the asparagus in boiling water until tender (cook them vertical, head out of the water). Drain.
Cook the rice in boiling water.
In an oiled pan, cook the chicken and onions (do not add all the soy sauce that was in the bowl immediately, reserve for the end of the cooking). When chicken cooked, cut the asparagus and add them in the pan. Lower the heat, add the remain of soy sauce.
Serve on the rice and enjoy!

Variation: Chicken and asparagus couscous with lemon
With the rest of asparagus (yes there was an offer and I bought a lot!) I simply made them with chicken and semola and added a pinch of lemon juice and pepper. Cooking time: 3 minutes. Taste: ++++

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Chicken curry

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Level: Easy
Equipment: pot, pan

Ingredients:
– 500g chicken fillets
– coconut milk (~250mL)
– curry paste
– a red pepper
– a green pepper
– oil

Chop the peppers. Dice the chicken. Cook in an hot oiled pan.
Add curry paste.
When cooked, add the coconut milk and mix (not on the stove, or very low). Add more curry paste if you wish.
Serve with basmati rice.

Leek and ham risotto

Well, risotto is an ambitious name for this super fast rice dish. But very good!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Level: Easy
Equipment: pot, pan

Ingredients:
– 80 g rice
– leek (white), chopped
– ham or diced bacon (60g)
– a tbsp of crème fraîche
– pepper

Cook rice in salted boiling water.
Cook the leeks in an oiled pan. (and the bacon if you are using bacon)
When cooked add bacon or ham, crème fraîche (don’t let it on the stove, it turns bad)
Add the drained rice, mix, add pepper and enjoy!

Chili sin carne (vegetarian chili)

Very nice for dinner: not too heavy, very good, very easy and fast to prepare.

Preparation: 10 minutes20140421_201745
Cooking: 10 minutes
Servings: 3
Level: Easy
Equipment: pot, pan

Ingredients:
– 250 g rice
– a can of kidney beans
– a can of sweetcorn
– chili powder
– tomato puree
– 6 tomatoes (or canned chopped tomatoes)
– a tbsp of olive oil

Start by peeling the tomatoes (if you are using fresh tomatoes, which is always better!): plunge them 30 sec in boiling water and then the skin is really easy to remove.
Then remove the liquid to keep only the pulp. Chop and put in an oiled pan. Let cook 5 minutes.
Cook the rice in salted boiling water.
Add the corn, beans, chili and tomato puree in the pan, mix.
When rice is cooked, drain, add in the pan, mix.

Enjoy!

 

Optional: you can add onion

Idea: I haven’t tried but maybe it is nice also with tuna