This recipe appears on Page 12 of todayís Dash, which is inserted in The Journal Gazette.
Time: 25 minutes
What we thought: There are two things I loved about this recipe, one thing I liked and one thing Iíd change. The loves: Itís a quick meal to throw together after work and it uses a lot of items I already had in my pantry. If thereís one thing I hate about a recipe, itís having to go buy five new things I am not likely to use until I go through a pantry purge. Even better Ė the like part of the equation Ė is that the dish had a lot of flavor without being overwhelming, making it a fine choice for a family of picky eaters.
The only problem I did encounter was finding some of the ingredients. The recipe calls for Birdís Eye stir-fry vegetables, which I couldnít find at my admittedly small neighborhood Kroger nor at Walmart, and I substituted a store brand. Black sesame seeds also werenít on the shelf, and I just went with a traditional variety.
For next time: I am not a fan of white rice, and it really killed the dish for me. I think it would be great with some spaghetti noodles stir-fried in for a lo mein-style dish. Iíll also add more vegetables as the 16-ounce bag seemed skimpy.