AF Broccoli and Sausage Baked Rice

I’ve been wanting to cook this for awhile ever since getting my Air Fryer and seeing some people sharing their baked rice recipe on the AF FB groups. Happened that I have some cheese left on hand so just went to get sausages. Friends have been telling me that Valley Chef brand is nice – I find the sausages a bit more salty compared to the cheaper brands.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 1 cup of uncooked rice
  • 1 cup of water (adjust accordingly to rice cooker or steamer)
  • 4-5 sausages sliced
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp of Campbell’s mushroom soup straight from can
  • Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese

Steps

  1. Wash and rinse rice first then add some olive oil, pepper and salt and mix evenly
  2. Add sufficient water according to rice cooker
  3. Cut broccoli into florets, wash and drain
  4. Steam broccoli together with rice, remove earlier if want broccoli to less mushy
  5. Cut up broccoli and mix with cooked rice
  6. Put broccoli rice in baking pan and add in sausages.
  7. Pour in the mushroom soup and spread over rice, add more pepper and salt to taste if required.
  8. Add cheese on top of the rice
  9. Set AF at 200 and bake for 8-10 mins until cheese melts and browns.
  10. Serve hot

 

Recipe adapted from Noobcook

http://www.noobcook.com/broccoli-potato-sausage-baked-rice-step-by-step-photos/

http://www.noobcook.com/sausage-baked-rice/

 

Taiwanese 3 Cup Chicken (三杯鸡)

Been always seeing this dish on menus but never had chance to try it out. I happened to see a recipe posted on one of the cooking blogs that I followed so I just had to attempt it since I have chicken in the fridge. The sauce is nice and will go wonderfully with rice.

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Ingredients

  • 1 boneless chicken thigh meat
  • 1 cup fresh Taiwanese basil (I left it out)
  • 1 shallot sliced (I also left it out)
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic
  • 1 piece of ginger sliced
  • Some olive oil

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp rock sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 70ml of water

Steps

  1. Rinse and pat dry chicken and cut into chunks
  2. Add olive oil to pan and saute garlic, ginger and shallot until fragrant
  3. Add in chicken chunk and stir fry until chicken turns white
  4. Add in sauce ingredients to the chicken and bring to boil
  5. Cover with lid and lower fire to simmer for 15-20 mins
  6. Check that chicken is cooked through and tender
  7. When sauce begins to thicken, add in the basil

 

Recipe adapted from

http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2008/08/stewed-chicken-in-three-cups-sauce.html

 

Fried Cauliflower Rice

Been thinking about trying this healthy alternative to the usual fried rice since it’s low carbs. I was rather surprised as taste wise – it was pretty close to real rice and not what I imagined it to be. Glad I managed to get a head of cauliflower and tried it out so now I have a great fried rice dish to fall back on.

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Ingredients

  • Half a head of cauliflower
  • 100 – 150 gm of meat
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten with 1 tsp of soya sauce
  • 1 bowl of frozen mixed veggies
  • Some minced garlic
  • Minced ginger (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • Dash of salt

Marinade for pork 

  • 1/2 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1/4 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornflour

 

Steps

  1. Remove stem from the cauliflower
  2. Chop florets into small pieces and use a grater or food processor to chop up into fine pieces and set aside
  3. Heat olive oil and stir fry meat until half cooked and add in mixed veggies and fry until the meat is cooked and set aside first.
  4. Add some more oil and add the cauliflower and garlic / ginger and fry for 2 mins or so.
  5. Push cauliflower to side of pan and empty a space in the middle of the pan and add eggs in.
  6. Scramble the eggs for a bit and mix fry with the cauliflower on high heat.
  7. Add in the meat and mixed veggies and fry evenly with dashes of salt to season

Stir fry Pork with Sesame Oil

Another simple and fast recipe to whip up for meals.

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Ingredients

  • 100-150gm of lean pork
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Julienned ginger
  • Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine

Marinate

  • 1/2 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1/4 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornflour

Steps

  1. Marinate pork with all the sauce and oil and add in cornflour last and let it sit for 15-30 mins.
  2. Heat sesame oil, add ginger and fry over high heat until aromatic.
  3. Add garlic and fry until light brown.
  4. Add in pork and fry until cooked.

 

Receipe adapted from Kitchen Tigress:

http://kitchentigress.blogspot.sg/2011/08/pork-stir-fry-with-sesame-oil.html

 

 

Stir fry Wawa Cabbage

Usually I use this vegetable for steamboat but it is also good for stir-frying and using wawa cabbage is better than getting too big a head of wangbok which I cannot finish. This stir-fry is very simple and only takes 2 ingredients to season.

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Ingredients 

  • 2 Wawa cabbages
  • Some minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp shaoxing wine

Steps

  1. Heat some oil and stir-fry minced garlic
  2. Add cabbage and fry and add in oyster sauce.
  3. Add in the wine before the cabbage is fully cooked.

 

Air Fry Honey Chicken Wings

Just like Teriyaki sauce, this marinate is so simple and readily made from standard cooking condiments like honey, oyster sauce, sesame oil etc so definite a good recipe to go to for simple seasoning for some chicken.

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Ingredients (6 full wings)

  • 6 wings including drumlettes
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp soya sauce

Steps

  1. Marinate wings with seasoning for at least 30 minutes or more
  2. Preheat air fryer at 200 degrees for 3 minutes
  3. Place wings on baking tray and pour a bit of marinate and AF for 7 mins.
  4. Turn chicken and bast with marinate and AF for another 7 mins.

 

Recipe from Noobcook

http://www.noobcook.com/honey-baked-wings/2/

Air fry Daigaku Imo (Caramelized Sweet Potatoes)

This is a simple and delicious snack food from Japan and on occasion it is sold in the Japanese food fairs at Isetan or Takashimaya but they can be quite pricey for a small quantity so when I realized the snack is so simple to make I just have to try it.

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Ingredients 

  • 1 – 2 Japanese sweet potato
  • Dash of olive oil
  • Dash of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of soya sauce
  • Toasted black sesame seeds

Steps

  1. Wash and chop the sweet potatoes to slightly bigger than bite size
  2. Soak in water for about 10 mins
  3. Pat dry with paper towels and toss with olive and sesame oil
  4. Place the sweet potatoes in a pan and air fry at 180 degrees for about 7 mins.
  5. Mix the sugar, honey and soya sauce in a small pan over medium heat until the sugar melts
  6. Pour the syrup over sweet potatoes and stir to coat evenly
  7. Sprinkle sesame seeds and serve