4 to 6bunches of baby bok choy, approximately 1 1/2 pounds, cleaned, with ends trimmed and cut in half
Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and rice vinegar in a bowl and set aside.
Heat oil in a skillet or wok set over high heat. When it shimmers, add garlic and garlic/ginger paste, then bok choy, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add reserved sauce over the greens to the skillet or wok, then cover it and allow to cook for 3 to6 minutes more, until bok choy has softened nicely at its base.
When preparing the noodles on the stove in a sauce pan, you will drain and rinse them and then pour on the sauce.
Whisk sauce ingredients together in a measuring cup and set aside.
Place noodles into your Pressure Cooker cooking pot and add 3.5 cups of fresh water Dump in sauce.
Lock on Lid and close Pressure Valve. Cook at High Pressure for 0 minutes. When Beep sounds, allow a 2 minute Natural Pressure Release and then carefully and slowly release the rest of the pressure.
Remove cooking pot from Pressure Cooker and dump into a big serving bowl. Toss with scallions and drizzle with Toasted Sesame Oil. Serve.
If using Rose Brand Gourmet Chinese Egg Noodles, set your Pressure Cooker to “0” minutes. If using another type of thin noodle, set Pressure Cooker to 2 minutes less than half the time of the lower number on the package directions.
2 teaspoons sesame oil
6 scallions, white part finely sliced, green part chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
5 small dried chiles (optional)
¼ cup vegetable broth
¼ cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons mirin
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
In a medium pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the finely-chopped white scallions, garlic, ginger and chiles, and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar and mirin, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk the sugar and cornstarch to combine. Pour about ¼ cup of the hot sauce over the mixture, whisking constantly until the mixture is smooth and lump free. Return the mixture to the pot and bring to a simmer. Stir in the large pieces of green scallion.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and has good flavor, 7 to 9 minutes more.
This vibrantly orange dressing—from our friend Chef Tadashi Ono—was made famous by Japanese-American steak houses. It gets its incomparably clean flavor from puréed carrot and fresh ginger. Serve it simply tossed with crisp iceberg lettuce.
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
2 medium carrots (about 8 oz.), peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 medium yellow onion (about 6 oz.), roughly chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 head (about 1 lb.) lettuce, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces, for serving
Combine oil, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, carrots, and onion in a food processor, and process until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Combine dressing and lettuce in a bowl, and toss until evenly coated; serve immediately. Unused dressing will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 cups
I started out making making lunch using Ina’s brown rice salad with tomatoes and basil but while the rice was cooking and after the vinaigrette was made A Pinch of Salt email arrived with Brown rice, cumin and lime vinaigrette. The following is the end result which was very tasty. I was out of cilantro (tsk tsk) but will use it next time.
1 cup brown rice
2 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoon good olive oil
1 tsp cumin<
1 garlic clove minced
grated rind of 1 lime
Freshly ground black pepper
2 c. diced tomates
1 can chick peas
1 jalapeno diced
¼ c. diced red onion
2-3 tbsp cilantro I substituted italian parsley
juice of one lime
Bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil and add the rice and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Return to a boil, cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed. Transfer the rice to a bowl.
Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, olive oil, lime rind, cumin, remaining teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Pour over the rice. Stir gently. Add the tomatoes, chick peas, onion, jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro. Mix well and check the seasonings. Serve at room temperature.