Chinese Takeout? Nope, Homemade Millet Stir Fry Recipe

Chinese Takeout? Nope, Homemade Millet Stir Fry Recipe

Chinese takeout was a staple of my diet when I was a kid.  I can remember my mother going to the bullet proof (that is what we called it because they had bullet proof windows and passed food and cash through a slot) and coming home with fried rice, ribs with that sweet and sour sauce, chicken wings, beef and broccoli and General Tso's chicken.  Man alive I would dive headfirst into all of it and it always had the most wonderful aroma of grease and fat and all things unhealthy. Fortunately or unfortunately there is no such thing as a good Chinese takeout here in Dallas or at least not one that I have found and truth be told it wouldn't hold up to those Chinese takeout joints in New York City anyway and I don't want to ruin those memories.  That being said, it doesn't make me want to have Chinese takeout any less so instead of searching Yelp! for a place I have started making more and more Asian dishes at home.  I make my own spicy nut sauce to go with a terrific Pad Thai.  Spring Rolls are still being worked on but I'll get the wrapping done properly soon enough.  Homemade sushi using risotto or quinoa have become staples of my meal planning. [gallery type="slideshow" columns="1" ids="8110,8109,8108,8107,8106,8105,8104,8103" orderby="rand"] Earlier this week I had put a quinoa stir fry into my meal plan but realized I had no quinoa when I went to make it and substituted with millet and decided to alter the way I typically make stir fry.  Normally I would cook the grain/seed (rice, quinoa, millet) and then put that into the pan and add the eggs.  This time I put the millet in last, after refrigerating it and it turned out better and much closer to the chinese takeout my mother used to bring home.

Do You Have A Good Chinese Takeout Place Near You?

Do You Prefer To Make Your Own Chinese Takeout?

Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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