suey is Chinese-American in origin. If you keep the chicken in
the freezer it will be easier to slice. Purchase all the
vegetables not more than a few days ahead for the best flavor.
Mushrooms will last longer if kept in a paper bag. Water
chestnuts are a walnut-sized crunchy root vegetable.
3 cups uncooked pearl rice
2 ˝ cups water
tablespoons soy sauce
tablespoon chicken base
teaspoon powdered ginger
teaspoon ground black pepper
5 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breasts (2 ˝
tablespoon canola oil
sliced white mushrooms
halved and sliced yellow onion
bias-sliced celery stalks
sliced water chestnuts, drained
1. Place rice and
water in a rice cooker or place in a 3-quart
and bring water to a boil. Cover and reduce heat
to low. Cook for 20-30 minutes.
2. In a medium
bowl, whisk the water, soy sauce, chicken base,
ginger and pepper until smooth.
3. On a small
chopping board, slice chicken breast thinly with a
knife, set aside. Heat oil in a 5-quart nonstick sauté pan
wok. Fry chicken until browned, then set aside.
4. Prepare each
vegetable and add to the pan. This way they
cook for the correct amount of time.
5. When vegetables
are tender crisp, 5-8 minutes, add the
Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables, stir until
Serve over cooked rice.
Makes 4 servings