This recipe has become part of my regular rotation but DEFINITELY halve the sugar - the first time I made it I followed the 3 TBSP instructions and could hardly eat it it was so sweet - I almost wonder if it's a misprint and should be 3 TSP... anyway, with that change it's a keeper and really good.
Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Mirin is a rice wine low in alcohol, and most of it cooks off in this recipe. For a nonalcoholic substitute, use a mixture of equal parts rice vinegar and sugar.
Yield: Serves 4
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 441
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated fat: 1.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
- Protein: 29.4g
- Carbohydrate: 59.9g
- Fiber: 2.6g
- Cholesterol: 94mg
- Iron: 3.2mg
- Sodium: 511mg
- Calcium: 71mg
- 2 (3.5-ounce) bags boil-in-bag basmati rice
- 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
- 3 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- 8 ounces snow peas, halved lengthwise diagonally
- 1 bunch green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
- 2. Combine soy sauce and next 4 ingredients (through broth) in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken thighs to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to a cutting board; cool slightly. Cut into (1-inch) strips.
- 4. Return pan to medium-high heat; add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add snow peas and onions; sauté 2 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture and chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is syrupy and chicken is thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Place 1 cup rice in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each serving with 1 cup chicken mixture.
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