Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chow Mein 101....

While 'A' and K18 are away, Joolz makes Chow Mein - nobody else in this house will eat it but me. They say cabbage gives you wind. Duh?
Heat a large frying pan, saute' an onion in 1 tblspn olive oil until tender. Add 500 gms beef mince and brown off.
Grate 1 carrot, finely chop 2 sticks celery, toss in 3 tblspns rice, sachet of Chicken Noodle Soup and 2 tspns curry powder. Stir to combine then add 2 cups of water and start to simmer.
At this point I have forgotten the picture where I add a finely chopped 1/4 of a white cabbage (looks like a lot), and a cup of green beans. Stir through then turn the heat down. The cabbage will wilt down.
Add a good crack of black pepper.Cook on low heat, stirring every now and then to avoid sticking to pan, about 15-20 minutes. Yum!!
Serve to anyone who can stand cabbage in huge amounts, drizzled with a little soy sauce. So good! :)
I have eaten a huge bowl of this stuff so pity the poor dude who shares an office with me tomorrow!!!! Sorry Joe! Lol!
Flatulently - Joolz


  1. Looks delicious! (Flatulence indeed! Only if you believe it. I'm a big believer of mind over matter.)

  2. I love cabbage. We have a family recipe called "FASHION" which is beef cooked with garlic and ginger then you add a huge bowl full of finley shredded cabbage, beans, zucchini - anything green - pak choy etc. throw in half a cup of soy and a cup of water (or sherry) and then slam a lid on it so the veges sitting on top steam through. it is my favourite food. Along with wholemeal bread and apricot jam it is my comfort food. and so healthy the kids love it.


  3. I'd come and eat it with you Joolz. It looks like a very well made chow mein.

    Actually I think at least one of my kids has made "comments" about chow mein lately too.

  4. Making this tonight AGAIN. Using turkey mince (Taylah does not eat red meat) try it it tastes great! I also add some sliced Swiss brown mushrooms and sometimes replace the soy sauce with Kecap manis. Everyone LOVES it here!


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