Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka

This stir fry-is super quick and easy to make and hence an excellent option to keep in your arsenal for busy weeknight days. It also reheats great, so you can whip up some extra for meal prep. In this recipe I used pork lard for frying, but feel free to substitute this with neutral oil of your choice.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.94 EUR per serving / 3.76 EUR for all)

For the meat:

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

1 tsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

500 grams frozen green beans (1.00 EUR)

Pinch of red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

Optional for serving:

2 tbsp Sriracha (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the meat, then cut it into small cubes and toss together with salt and pepper. Place a wok on medium-high heat and fry the meat in a bit of pork lard until crispy. I suggest you fry the meat in two or three small batches to ensure the maximum crispiness. Towards the end of frying, sprinkle the meat with corn starch and cook for additional minute or two. Remove all the meat from wok and set aside.

Add a bit more lard to the same wok and throw in minced garlic, green beans and red pepper flakes. Cover your wok with a lid and cook for about five minutes, until the green beans are cooked through, while stirring occasionally. Return the meat to the wok, add in soy sauce and sesame oil, give a good stir and cook for additional minute or two.

Serve immediately over a bed of cooked rice, drizzled with Sriracha and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Ovo jelo iz woka je jako brzo i jednostavno za pripremiti pa je stoga super za imati u arsenalu kada vam treba nešto za užurbani tjedan. Također se i dobro podgrijava pa je dobra opcija i za prirediti unaprijed. Ja sam u ovom receptu upotrijebila svinjsku mast za prženje, ali vi ju slobodno zamijenite sa nekim neutralnim uljem po vašem izboru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,05 kn po porciji / 28,21 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 velika pileća prsa bez kosti i kože (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,10 kn)

Za wok:

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sjeckana (1,00 kn)

500 g smrznutih zelenih mahuna (7,50 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

Po izboru za posluživanje:

2 žlice Srirache (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sezama (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite meso. Narežite ga na kockice, pa začinite sa solju i paprom. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na srednje jaku vatru, pa na svinjskoj masti ispržite meso dok ne bude hrskavo. Moja je sugestija da meso pržite u dvije ili tri manje ture radi maksimalne hrskavoće. Prema kraju prženja posipajte meso sa kukuruznim škrobom i pržite još dodatnu minutu-dvije. Svo meso maknite iz woka i držite sa strane.

U isti wok dodajte još malo masti i ubacite unutra sjeckani češnjak, mahune i čili. Poklopite wok i kuhajte oko pet minuta dok mahune ne omekšaju. Prema potrebi koji puta promiješajte. Meso vratite u wok, dodajte soja sos i sezamovo ulje, te dobro promiješajte. Kuhajte još koju minutu.

Poslužite odmah preko kuhane riže, pokapano Srirachom i posipano sezamom.

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Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka

Oven-Fried Turkey Spring Rolls / Proljetne rolice sa puretinom iz pećnice

I’ve been very much in the mood for fried food lately. Spicy fried food, to be more precise. These spring rolls satiate all those cravings but are not laden with a ton of oil, since all the frying is actually done in the oven. They do require a bit more work, but you can easily prepare the meat and slice all your veggies a day ahead. When you break up the work like that, actual roll assembly is fairly easy.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 spring rolls / 0.23 EUR per roll / 2.78 EUR for all)

For the turkey:

1 tsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 cup ground turkey (1.00 EUR)

3 shiitake mushrooms (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

For the filling:

½ cup shredded carrots (0.07 EUR)

½ cup shredded cabbage (0.07 EUR)

½ cup thinly sliced spring onions (0.20 EUR)

For the rolls:

3 sheets of phyllo pastry (0.40 EUR)

¼ cup milk (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

For the spicy dipping sauce:

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp honey (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp warm water (–)

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METHOD:

Put a skillet to medium high-heat. Add in the oil and turkey. Tear the mushrooms into small pieces and throw them in with the meat. Season everything with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and soy sauce. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until the meat is done. In a bowl mix together the cooked turkey with shredded carrots, cabbage and spring onions.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut each phyllo sheet into four square pieces. Whisk together milk and oil to emulsify, then brush each phyllo square with this mixture. Add about a tablespoon of the prepared filling to each piece of phyllo, wrap up and arrange on prepared baking tray. Repeat until all the phyllo and filling are used up. Lightly brush the rolls with remaining milk mixture, then bake for about 20 minutes, until crispy and nicely golden-brown.

While the rolls are baking, prepare the spicy sauce by whisking all of the ingredients in a small bowl until everything is well incorporated. Serve the baked rolls immediately with the prepared dipping sauce on the side.

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U zadnje sam vrijeme baš nekako raspoložena za prženu hranu, i to ljutu prženu hranu. Ove proljetne rolice ispunjavaju te zahtjeve, a opet nisu zagušene sa tonom masnoće pošto se peku u pećnici. Istina, sa njima ima nešto više posla, ali meso možete pripremiti i dan prije, kao i nasjeckati svo povrće. Kada sve razlomite na takve manje operacije, samo slaganje rolica je čas posla.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 proljetnih rolica / 1,73 kn po rolici / 20,71 za sve)

Za puretinu:

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 šalica mljevene puretine (7,50 kn)

3 shiitake gljive (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

Za nadjev:

½ šalice ribane mrkve (0,50 kn)

½ šalice ribanog kupusa (0,50 kn)

½ šalice tanko narezanog mladog luka (1,50 kn)

Za rolice:

3 lista kora za zavijače (3,00 kn)

¼ šalice mlijeka (0,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Za pikantni umak:

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica meda (1,00 kn)

1 žličica jabučnog octa (0,20 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

2 žlice tople vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Tavicu stavite na srednje-jaku vatru. Dodajte ulje i puretinu. Gljive natrgajte na male komadiće pa i njih ubacite s mesom. Sve dobro začinite sa solju, paprom, čilijem i soja sosom. Kuhajte 10-15 minuta, dok meso ne bude gotovo. U zdjeli skupa pomiješajte puretinu sa ribanom mrkvom, kupusom i sjeckanim mladim lukom.

Pećnicu zagrijte na 180°C. Protvan obložite papirom za pečenje. Svaku koru za zavijaču narežite na četiri kvadrata. Razmutite mlijeko sa uljem da dobijete emulziju, pa svaki kvadrat tijesta premažite sa mješavinom mlijeka i ulja. Dodajte oko žlicu pripremljenog nadjeva, pa zamotajte u rolicu i stavite na pripremljeni protvan. Ponavljajte postupak dok ne potrošite svo tijesto i nadjev. Na kraju sve rolice lagano premažite mješavinom mlijeka i ulja, te pecite 20 minuta, dok rolice ne budu hrskave i zlatno smeđe.

Dok se rolice peku, pripremite umak. U maloj zdjelici pomiješajte sve sastojke dok ne dobijete jednoličnu i glatku smjesu. Pečene rolice poslužite vruće sa pikantnim umakom kojega ste pripremili.

Oven-Fried Turkey Spring Rolls / Proljetne rolice sa puretinom iz pećnice

Spicy Crispy Chicken Stir-Fry / Pikantna hrskava piletina iz woka

This dish is so delicious but it’s not for those of the faint heart, as it’s loaded with strong aromatics like chili and garlic. Of course, feel free to adjust the spices to your liking, but if you are into spicy foods, stick to this recipe and you won’t be disappointed.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.02 EUR per serving / 4.07 EUR for all)

For the meat:

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

3 tsp corn starch (0.04 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

5-6 shiitake mushrooms (0.40 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

3 bell peppers (0.60 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 large chili pepper (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the meat, then cut it into small cubes and toss together with salt, pepper and corn starch. Wash, peel and chop up the veggies and mushrooms. I’ve kept the seeds in the chili pepper for the extra kick, but feel free to discard those if it seems like too much.

Place a wok on medium heat and fry the meat in a bit of oil until crispy. I suggest you fry the meat in two or three small batches to ensure the maximum crispiness. Remove all the meat from wok and set aside.

Add a bit more oil to the same wok and throw in the mushrooms, Stir fry them for a minute or two, then add in onions. Cook those down as well, then add in the bell pepper, garlic and chili pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the veggies are slightly charred. Add in ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Give a good stir and return the meat to the wok. Stir to warm up and coat with sauce. Serve immediately over a bed of cooked rice.

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Ovo jelo je prefino, ali definitivno nije za ljude koji nisu ljubitelji pikantnog, pošto je krcato snažnim aromama čilija i češnjaka. Naravno, vi začine svakako možete prilagoditi vlastitom ukusu, ali ako vam jače začinjena jela pašu, ovim se receptom nećete razočarati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,62 kn po porciji / 30,46 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 velika pileća prsa bez kosti i kože (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

3 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,30 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

Za wok:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

5-6 gljiva shiitaka (3,00 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

3 paprike babure (4,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 velika čili papričica (1,50 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (1,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite meso. Narežite ga na kockice, pa pomiješajte sa solju, paprom i kukuruznim škrobom. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Ja sam narezala čili skupa sa sjemenkama, ali vi slobodno izbacite sjemenke za manje ljutine.

Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugriju. Popržite meso na ulju dok ne bude hrskavo. Moj je prijedlog da meso pržite u više manjih ture jer ćete tako osigurati maksimalnu hrskavoću. Gotovo meso maknite iz woka i držite sa strane.

U isti wok dodajte još malo ulja pa ubacite gljive i pržite minutu-dvije, pa dodajte i luk. Sve kratko kuhajte prije nego ubacite papriku, češnjak i čili. Pustite sve koju minutu da se povrće blago karamelizira. Dodajte kečap, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Dobro sve promiješajte i vratite u wok meso. Promiješajte kratko da se meso ponovo ugrije i obloži umakom, te odmah poslužite preko kuhane riže.

Spicy Crispy Chicken Stir-Fry / Pikantna hrskava piletina iz woka

Spicy Kale and Mushroom Sesame Noodles (vegetarian) / Pikantni rezanci sa keljom, gljivama i sezamom (vegetarijanski)

Noodles with whatever is in the fridge seem to be my all-time solution for busy and lazy days. And are also a great way to use up any leftovers. I greatly appreciate the flexibility of such impromptu meals, along with their short cooking time, of course.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.78 EUR per serving / 3.13 EUR for all)

250 grams of dried Chinese egg noodles (1.07 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

¼ head of kale (0.20 EUR)

6-8 shiitake mushrooms (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp soy sauce (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

4 tbsp sesame seeds (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cook the noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Rinse well under cold water, drain and set aside. Wash and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl.

Place a wok or a deep skillet on medium-high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in the oil, kale, mushrooms, salt pepper and garlic. Stir, then cover with a lid and cook covered for about five minutes so the kale wilts down. Push everything to one side of the wok and turn out the egg to the empty pan bottom. Cook for a minute or two, while folding gently, until the egg is thoroughly cooked through.

Return the noodles to the wok, then add in soy sauce, ketchup, Gochujang and sesame oil. Give a good stir and cook briefly, until noodles are warmed up. Serve immediately sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Nudlsi sa onime što već imamo u hladnjaku moje su vječno rješenje za sve one užurbane i lijene dane. Također su i super opcija za iskoristiti bilo kakve ostatke. Jako cijenim fleksibilnost takvih improviziranih obroka, kao naravno i brzinu pripreme.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 5,84 kn po porciji / 23,36 kn za sve)

250 grama kineskih rezanaca s jajima (8,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

¼ glavice kelja (1,50 kn)

6-8 shiitaka (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

3 žličice soja sosa (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

4 žlice sezama (1,00 kn)

PIPREMA:

Tjesteninu skuhajte al dente prema uputama na pakiranju. Isperite dobro pod mlazom hladne vode i ocijedite, pa stavite na stranu. Operite i nasjeckajte povrće i gljive. Jaja razmutite u zdjelici.

Wok ili duboku tavu stavite na srednje jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugrije. Dodajte ulje, kelj, shiitake, sol, papar i češnjak. Promiješajte, pa poklopite wok i kuhajte jedno pet minuta da kelj povene. Sve pogurajte na jednu stranu woka, pa na prazno dno iskrenite jaja. Kuhajte jaja minutu-dvije, a špatulom ih nježno presavijajte, sve dok ne budu gotova.

U wok vratite rezance pa dodajte soja sos, kečap, Gochujang i sezamovo ulje. Sve dobro promiješajte i kratko kuhajte da se rezanci ugriju. Poslužite odmah posipano sa sezamom.

Spicy Kale and Mushroom Sesame Noodles (vegetarian) / Pikantni rezanci sa keljom, gljivama i sezamom (vegetarijanski)

Chicken and Cabbage Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa piletinom i kupusom

Yup, here’s another fried rice recipe for you all. If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you know that those are my absolute favorite type of dishes, so no further introductions is necessary.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.63 EUR per serving / 2.51 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.04 EUR)

1 cup minced chicken (1.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

3 cups shredded cabbage (0.30 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

3 cups precooked cold rice (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and thinly slice the onion and mince garlic. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Place a deep pan or a wok on high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add two tablespoon of sunflower seed oil and minced chicken to the wok. Season generously with salt and pepper, then cook for about 5 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through and starts to crisp slightly at the edges. As the chicken cooks, break it down with your spatula into smaller pieces.

Once the chicken is done add in cabbage, onion and garlic. Give a good stir, then cover with a lid and cook covered for about 2-3 minutes. This will help to steam and wilt down the cabbage more quickly. Once the cabbage cooks down, uncover and cook until all of the excess water evaporates. Then push everything to one side of your pan and add the remaining sunflower seed oil to the empty pan bottom. Pour the whisked eggs out on oil and cook for a minute or two, while gently folding them over with a spatula.

Once the eggs are cooked through, stir in rice, Gochujang, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook the rice undisturbed for a few minutes, until the bottom gets slightly crispy. Stir everything thoroughly one final time and serve immediately.

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Da, evo vam još jedan recept za prženu rižu. Ako ste dovoljno puta navratili na ovaj blog, znate da mi je to jedno od omiljenih vrsta jela. Nikakvi daljnji uvodi ovdje nisu potrebni, pa hajdemo odmah na recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,68 kn po porciji / 18,71 kn za sve)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja, podijeljene (0,30 kn)

1 šalica mljevene piletine (7,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

3 šalice ribanog kupusa (2,25 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

3 šalice kuhane hladne riže (1,50 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i tanko narežite luk te sitno nasjeckajte češnjak. Jaja razmutite u maloj zdjelici i stavite na stranu. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru da se dobro zagriju. Dodajte dvije žlice ulja i piletinu, dobro začinite solju i paprom te kuhajte oko 5 minuta da se meso lagano zahrska. Dok se piletina kuha, špatulom ju razdrobite na manje komade.

Kada je piletina gotova ubacite kupus, luk i češnjak. Dobro promiješajte pa wok poklopite i tako kuhajte 2-3 minute. Na taj način će se uz pomoć pare kupus brže skuhati i povenuti. Kada je kupus povenuo, maknite poklopac i nastavite kuhati otklopljeno dok sva tekućina ne ispari iz woka. Sada sve pogurajte na jednu stranu woka kako bi vam dno na jednom dijelu ostalo prazno. Na prazni dio dodajte preostalo ulje i na njega iskrenite razmućena jaja. Kuhajte ih koju minutu dok ne budu gotova, s time da ih za vrijeme kuhanja nježno presavijajte špatulom.

Kada su jaja gotova umiješajte rižu, Gochujang, kečap, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Idućih nekoliko minuta sve kuhajte bez miješanja kako bi se dno lagano zahrskalo. Na kraju sve dobro promiješajte i odmah poslužite.

Chicken and Cabbage Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa piletinom i kupusom

Bacon and Zucchini Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa slaninom i tikvicama

Yes, I know; another fried rice recipe! But since that’s such an awesome way for using up random stuff in your fridge, I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. Sorry – not sorry. I happened to have a small, lonely piece of bacon in my fridge and decided to use it up in this recipe too. And since everything with bacon tastes amazing, this dish turned out quite delicious.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.52 EUR per serving / 3.04 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.03 EUR)

¼ cup finely diced bacon (0.53 EUR)

1 carrot (0.10 EUR)

1 red bell pepper (0.40 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

6 Portobello mushrooms (0.60 EUR)

1 zucchini (0.27 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 cups precooked cold rice (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp fish sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and thinly slice all the veggies and mushrooms. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Place a deep pan or a wok on high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in a tablespoon of oil and the bacon, then cook for a few minutes until the bacon starts lightly crisping up. Now throw in chopped up carrot, bell pepper, onion and garlic. Cook until the veggies start to slightly caramelizing before adding in the mushrooms and zucchini. Give those another few minutes, so most of the water evaporates.

Push everything to one side of your pan and add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the empty wok bottom. Turn the whisked eggs out on the oil and cook for a minute or two, while gently folding them over with a spatula. Once the eggs are cooked through, give a good stir and add in the rice, Gochujang, ketchup, soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil. Stir-fry for a few more minutes, until the rice slightly crisps up. Serve immediately.

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Da, da, sve znam; još jedan recept za prženu rižu! Ali pošto je to tako savršen način za iskoristiti sve ostatke koji su vam se nakupili u frižideru, uopće ne planiram s time prestati. Žao mi je, ali nije mi žao. Uz sve ostale sastojke, imala sam u frižideru i tužni, usamljeni komadić špeka koji sam također odlučila ubaciti u recept. A pošto sve sa špekom ima savršen okus, ovo je jelo također ispalo odlično.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 11,35 kn po porciji / 22,70 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice slanine nasjeckane na sitne kockice (4,00 kn)

1 mrkva (0,75 kn)

1 crvena paprika babura ili roga (3,00 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

6 šampinjona (4,50 kn)

1 tikvica (2,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 šalice već kuhane hladne riže (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica ribljeg umaka (0,50 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i tanko narežite svo povrće i gljive. U maloj zdjelici razmutite jaja i stavite ih na stranu. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugriju. Dodajte žlicu ulja, pa par minuta kuhajte slaninu da se lagano zahrska. Sada dodajte nasjeckanu mrkvu, papriku, luk i češnjak. Kuhajte uz povremeno miješanje dok se povrće ne počne blago karamelizirati prije nego ubacite gljive i tikvicu. Ostavite još koju minutu, tako da većina vode ispari.

Špatulom sve pogurajte na jednu stranu woka i oslobodite dno. Na tako prazno dno dodajte preostalu žlicu ulja pa na ulje iskrenite razmućena jaja. Kuhajte ih koju minutu, uz nježno presavijanje špatulom. Kada ju jaja gotova, sve dobro promiješajte i ubacite rižu, Gochujang, kečap, soja sos, riblji umak i sezamovo ulje. Kuhajte sve uz povremeno miješanje još nekoliko minuta, sve dok se riža blago ne zahrska. Poslužite odmah.

Bacon and Zucchini Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa slaninom i tikvicama

Spicy Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry / Ljuti rezanci s povrćem iz woka

Our local store had a sale of Asian food ingredients, so I decided to stock up and make a quick stir-fry. Initially I considered making something with rice, but since I scored some super cheap noodles, it was really a no-brainer.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.98 EUR per serving / 3.92 EUR for all)

For stir-fry:

3 squares of ramen-type noodles (0.50 EUR)

5 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.07 EUR)

2 cups frozen peas (0.53 EUR)

2 carrots (0.13 EUR)

2 sweet red horn peppers (0.27 EUR)

1 chili pepper (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp red pepper flakes (0.07 EUR)

5-6 shiitake mushrooms (0.80 EUR)

1 onion (0.07 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

For the sauce:

¼ cup soy sauce (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp warm water (–)

1 tbsp fish sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

You want to have everything prepared for when the cooking starts, as it’s going to go really fast. Cook the noodles to al dente according to their cooking instructions on the package. Wash noodles under cold running water to stop the cooking, drain and set aside. Wash, peel and chop all the vegetables and mushrooms. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Whisk the sauce ingredients in a separate bowl until sugar and corn starch are completely dissolved and sauce is emulsified.

Place wok on high heat and let it sit for a few minutes until it starts smoking. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and frozen peas, stir-frying for two to three minutes so the peas can thaw. Then add in carrots and horn peppers, stir-frying for a minute or two in between. Add another tablespoon of oil and throw in chopped chili, garlic and red pepper flakes to stir-fry for only half a minute, so that their flavors can develop. Just a small note here on the chili amount: my chili pepper and red pepper flakes were pretty mild and hence these amounts in this recipe. Be sure to taste everything though, before adding to your dish, unless you wanna burn a hole through your stomach. 😀

Proceed to add mushrooms and onion to the wok, while stir-frying for a minute or so in between. Then add in the noodles, stir everything well and push to one side of the wok to make room for cooking the eggs. Add remaining two tablespoons of oil to empty part of the wok bottom and pour in whisked eggs into the oil. Gently fold the eggs over with a spatula until cooked through, then pour sauce over noodles and veggies, give one final stir so the eggs break through and everything is coated in sauce. Turn off the heat and serve immediately.

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U Kauflandu je nedavno bila velika rasprodaja sastojaka za azijsku kuhinju, pa sam odlučila obnoviti svoje kućne zalihe. Prvotno sam planirala napraviti nešto sa rižom, ali sam naletila i na turbo jeftine rezance, tako da tu uopće više nije bilo dileme.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,33 kn po porciji / 29,33 kn za sve)

Za wok:

3 kocke azijske tjestenine tipa ramen (3,75 kn)

5 žlica suncokretovog ulja, podijeljenih (0,50 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog graška (4,00 kn)

2 mrkve (1,00 kn)

2 crvene paprike roge (2,00 kn)

1 čili papričica (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,50 kn)

5-6 gljiva shii-taka (6,00 kn)

1 luk (0,50 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

Za umak:

¼ šalice soja sosa (4,00 kn)

2 žlice tople vode (–)

1 žlica ribljeg umaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

1 žličica šećera (0,02 kn)

½ žličice kukuruznog škroba (0,06 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Želite da vam svi sastojci budu spremni kada krenete sa kuhanjem, jer će sve ići jako brzo. Skuhajte tjesteninu al dente prema uputama na pakiranju. Operite rezance pod mlazom hladne vode kako bi se prestali kuhati, ocijedite i stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Razmutite jaja u maloj zdjelici i stavite na stranu. U drugoj zdjelici razmutite sve sastojke za umak dok ne dobijete emulziju, a šećer i škrob su se skroz rastopili.

Stavite wok na jaku vatru i pustite ga par minuta da se dobro ugrije sve dok se ne počne dimiti. Dodajte u wok 2 žlice ulja i smrznuti grašak, pa kuhajte uz povremeno miješanje 2-3 minute dok se grašak ne odmrzne. Onda ubacite mrkve, pa nakon minutu-dvije i crvenu papriku, a sve uz povremeno miješanje. Dodajte još žlicu ulja u wok, pa na ulje bacite narezani čili, češnjak i sušeni čili pa pržite samo oko pola minute da se okusi razviju. Samo mala napomena ovdje što se tiče količine čilija: moje papričice i sušeni čili su bili dosta blagi, pa sam zato upotrijebila ovoliku količinu. Svakako sve probajte prije nego što ubacite u wok, osim ako si ne želite spaliti rupu u želucu. 😀

Nastavite kuhati tako da dodate gljive, pa nakon minutu-dvije luk, uz povremeno miješanje. Na kraju dodajte rezance, dobro izmiješajte i pomaknite sve na jednu stranu woka kako bi napravili mjesta za ispeći jaja. Dodajte preostale dve žlice ulja na prazan dio wok pa u to istresite razmućena jaja. Nježno špatulom presavijajte jaja dok se ne skuhaju i prelijte umak preko tjestenine i povrća. Dobro sve promiješajte za kraj, kako bi se jaja razbila na manje komadiće i sve obložilo umakom. Maknite s vatre i odma poslužite.

Spicy Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry / Ljuti rezanci s povrćem iz woka