This is a complete meal with buckets of flavor and texture. My favorite food is Asian as I find it so light but with the most exquisite flavors. In this picture you will see snow peas (mange tout) used instead of red bell peppers. I love red pepper, but not everyone does, so this is a very good substitute.
1 tsp soy sauce
1 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp sugar
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh, cut crosswise into thin slices
2 extra-large eggs
pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp plus 1 tsp peanut oil
1/2 cup coarsely chopped unsalted cashew nuts
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup slivered red bell pepper, or snow peas
3 scallions, trimmed and cut diagonally into thin slices
2 to 3 cups cooked short grain brown rice or long grain white or brown rice
Cilantro leaves for garnish
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp water or chicken broth (I use chicken broth)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Combine the soy sauce, 1 tsp of sesame oil, 1/2 tsp minced ginger, and sugar in a small bowl.
Add the chicken and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate, covered for 1 hour or more
Whisk the eggs, remaining 1/4 tsp of sesame oil, salt and pepper until frothy. Heat 1 tsp of the peanut oil in a skillet or wok until hot. Add the eggs, tilt the pan so that a thin pancake forms and cook until set. Transfer to a plate, cut up into thin strips and set aside.
To make the brown sauce; Combine the oyster sauce, water or stock, soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside until ready for use.
Just before serving, heat 1 tbsp of the remaining peanut oil in a wok or heavy large, preferably nonstick skillet until very hot.
Add the cashews and stir fry for about 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon to a side dish. Add the remaining tbsp of oil and reheat. Add the remaining 2 tsp of minced ginger and the garlic, and stir fry for 20 seconds. Add the marinated chicken and stir fry until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
Add the red pepper or snow peas and scallions, and stir fry for 1 minute more.
Add the rice and egg strips and pour the brown sauce over the top.
Stir fry until all the ingredients are well blended and the rice is very hot, about 3 – 4 minutes.
Serve at once sprinkled with the cashews and some chopped cilantro.