Thursday, May 5, 2011

Family Cooking (II) Chow Mien

Tarn's Chow Mien

With one so favourable comment- let me do another Tarn recipe, one that she says she got off her mum. I think after ten years I may have changed the basics, but the kids and their cousins and their aunts like it.

For 4 people slightly modified

  • beef mince/ground: 500g/1 lb
  • cabbage: quarter or to taste, shredded
  • garlic clove: mashed or teaspoon+ minced
  • onion: 1, diced
  • carrot: 2, grated
  • rice long grain: half cup
  • pepper: fresh, good grind- half a teaspoon
  • salt: quarter to full teaspoon, to taste
  • curry powder: 2 to 4 teaspoon- to taste
  • packet chicken noodle soup
  • water
  1. Heat some oil in big fry-pan with pepper
  2. Slowly fry onions with mashed clove garlic until soft
  3. Add beef and stir until browned
  4. Stir in the curry, soup mix, salt, carrots and rice and cabbage
  5. Add water to cover it all and bring to boil
  6. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes with occasional stirring until rice cooked

Dish up with fresh bread or toast and butter/margarine. Son#2 likes Vegemite too...

Sometimes I add ground cumin, tumeric, cajun chilli, paprika and chilli sauce or tobasco just to spice it right up.

Leftovers good for snack on bread.

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