Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gluten Free Orange Chicken Spring Rolls, Egg Fried Rice and Sweet and Sour Sauce

Martha's Crisp Orange-Chicken Spring Rolls, Egg Fried Rice and Sweet and Sour Sauce
Makes 6 rolls

Orange Chicken Spring Rolls:
1 small red chili pepper, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ginger
1 tablespoon cooking wine
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon Gluten free soy sauce
1 large skinless chicken breast, sliced into thin strips
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 red onion
1/2 green regular green apple
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
6 dried rice-paper wrappers

1 tbsp butter
2 cups cooked rice
4 eggs

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
2 tbsp sugar
1/8 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt

First prepare the marinade. Cut chicken breast into thin pieces, I recommend them being thinner than depicted below. In a small bowl put chili pepper, garlic, ginger, cooking wine, orange juice and GF soy sauce. Marinade for 15 minutes.

Start cooking your rice.

15 minutes later pour most of the marinade out and cook chicken.

Meanwhile cut apple, red pepper and red onion into small strips. Drizzle rice vinegar and sesame oil on the veggies and stir to coat. Add into cooked chicken and stir to combine.

Warm up some water (not boiling!) and put in a rice paper wrap. When the wrap is soft pull out and stretch on a dish towel, so it doesn't stick to your work surface. Fill with stuffing as depicted below.
Roll into spring rolls and place in an oiled baking dish. Brush oil (not to much!) on the rolls. It works best if the rolls are not touching, so it is easier to flip them.

Broil for 7-9 minutes until crispy and then flip and broil for another 7-9 minutes. Make sure they don't burn! Meanwhile start frying the rice. Place rice in large wok or deep skillet. Drizzle the pan with olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Cover the rice and turn periodically. Salt liberally. It takes 15 minutes or so to properly fry rice.

Meanwhile make the sweet and sour sauce. Combine sugar, rice vinegar, lime juice, ginger, red pepper flakes and salt. Wisk together until sugar is blended.

Finish the fried rice. Push rice to one side and break 4 eggs on the other side. Do not mix it in the rice until completely cooked, if you combine it together while it is at all runny it will be gross. I scramble the egg with a chopstick, which breaks the egg up into smaller bits.

1 comment: said...

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