- 1cup uncooked jasmine rice
- 2 1/2tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroots, divided
- 4tablespoon dry sherry or Chinese rice wine, divided
- 4teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
- 1teaspoon instant chicken boullion granules *
- 1 egg white
- 1/2teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2tablespoon grapeseed, peanut or coconut oil, divided **
- 1/2cup raw almonds
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 6 green onions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces ***
- 3 celery stalks, diagonally cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (4-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained
* I use Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base concentrated paste instead of granulated.
** I end up using a total of 2-3 tablespoon oil to stir fry all the ingredients.
*** You can use a regular onion that has been cut in half and sliced in place of the green onions.
Bamboo shoots are the edible shoots of many bamboo species and are frequently used in Asian dishes and broths. The properties of bamboo shoots were recorded in the book of Compendium of Materia Medica, a pharmaceutical text written during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with the following words: "It’s slightly cold, sweet, non-toxic, and it quenches thirst, benefits the liquid circulatory system, supplements Qi, and can be served as a daily dish." Modern research finds that the bamboo shoot has a number of medicinal benefits, from cancer prevention and weight loss to improving appetite and digestion. It is also low in sugar and therefore can be used for treating hypertension and hyperglycemia.