Junior’s Pantry creates home made Chinese takeaway without all the salt

It is possible to create the great taste of Chinese takeaway without having all the salt and other additives that a typical takeaway has.

This recipe for Sticky Chicken Stir Frt is something that is incredibly easy to do and it is great fun to eat as it can easily be consumed with chopsticks.

It is delicious and sticky and will be very appealing to children, so perhaps make sure there are forks available just in case chopsticks don’t work so well.

What you need (serves a family of 4):

250g long grain/basmati/brown rice

400g of diced pork or chicken

150g of broccoli florets

150g of carrots cut into matchsticks

1 red pepper, sliced

1 tablespoon of soya sauce

2 tablespoons of runny honey

Juice of 1 orange

1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil/olive oil

4 spring onions chopped finely

What you do:

Put the rice on to cook, according to instructions on the packet.

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or a wok, and then add the diced pork or chicken.  After around 10 minutes and just as the meat starts to turn a golden brown, add the broccoli, carrots and red pepper, and fry together with the pork or chicken for another 5 minutes.

Once all the meat and vegetables have cooked through, add the Soya sauce, honey and orange juice to the pan.  Toss all the ingredients well in the sauces.

Once the rice is cooked, tip that into your pan, and stir everything together so the meat, veggies and rice all get a good coating of the sticky sauce.  Let it cook for around 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced a little.

Serve steaming in bowls, with a little sprinkling of spring onions on top and let the chopstick war commence…!

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