Hi there! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything! As many of you know, I homeschool my two amazing children and they have been out for an extraaaaaa long spring break. We are trying something a little different. We wanted to be outside while it was nice, so we will be working through the heat of the summer instead! We’ll see if the kids can endure the torture of summer school!
Getting off my normal schedule of homeschooling left little time for writing! We’ve been planting, weeding, moving rocks, finding random puppies in the woods behind our house and, of course, making lots of pizza!!
Anyway, let’s get to the real story. Back in Texarkana, when I still had time to keep my house clean enough for guests, we liked to have “Livingston Grill” night with our friends. We would set out uncooked meats (usually steak, chicken and shrimp) and all the favorite veggies. Our guests would make their bowls then Toney and I would grill it and serve it on a bed of rice…much like some of your favorite restaurants. I LOVED doing this! It was absolutely one of my favorite things to do with friends…except maybe the greasy mess to clean up afterwards. Ha.
But sometimes my family wants “Livingston Grill” and I need a much quicker version. It’s a lot of work to get all the meats and veggies laid out for everyone. So here is what I do instead:
Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
Want to make it? Well, I have a little issue. I don’t have a formal recipe. Eeek! But don’t worry, it is easy enough that you don’t need a recipe! Yay!
First, cook your rice…I prefer brown rice. How much? I was afraid you would ask. And I really can’t answer that since it depends on how many mouths you are feeding. I suggest a rice cooker. I bought mine from Walgreens many years ago for like $12 and that was the best $12 that I have spent in the kitchen! I use it all the time and it gets the rice perfect! I do three of my rice cooker cups for my family of four and that usually doesn’t leave much left over.
Second, prepare your chicken and veggies. Don’t forget that you can add steak or shrimp for the meat lovers in your family!! As far as veggies go, I like broccoli, carrots, zucchini and red & green peppers. This particular time, I didn’t have red & green peppers. Sad face.
When the rice is getting close to being finished in the cooker, I start grilling. Start by dropping a tablespoon or more of coconut oil into your pan. Let it get hot and add the chicken & veggies. I add a small amount of soy sauce and then give it a nice cover of teriyaki sauce. Then just grill until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the veggies are soft.
After the rice cooker is complete, I pour the rice into a large sauce pan. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (not too much though…you can always add more, but you can’t take it away!) and sprinkle some garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder….yes chili powder. Do you like egg? Go ahead and add one or two while you fry this! Yummy! Let that cook, turning it frequently, for around 10 or 15 minutes.
Y’all!!! This is amazing! I love it so much! For years, we made our own YumYum sauce, but now you can buy it at Wal-Mart in a bottle that tastes just like homemade so I just buy it. Yummy Yummy! Really. Try it.