I think, I really think, my taste is changing. Sure, I still like my sweets and my creamy food, but I actually enjoyed this Mongolian bowl, with the intention of mom liking it. And it is on the sweetish side! I am growing up, or at least my palate is!
So I generally think of a mongolian bowl as a wettish, sweetish bowl of fried rice. I like my rice generally loose and fluffy, but every now and then, this is good. I decided to make the sauce separately and adjust it already. I mixed a mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, oyster sauce, minced garlic and ginger, lightened with a little bit of water. This was then added to the separate cooking of all the ingredients, which was also cooked separately (proteins, veggies, and rice). So basically, this sauce is something you should thoroughly like since this will be the flavor of the whole dish.
I cooked the proteins, seasoned it with the sauce, then removed it from the pan. I did the same for the veggies, and same with the rice before adding back everything in to the rice in the pan. Then adjust as needed for the seasoning.
It came out really really really good. 🙂 I am beginning to come up with more dishes that the family will miss when I leave for the US!
Mongolian Bowl Recipe
3/4 cup of rice per serving (adjust as needed)
3 to 4 whole peeled shrimp per serving
other meats (I used ham)
about a cup of mixed vegetables per head – I used carrots, peppers, onions, cabbage, etc.)
mongolian bowl sauce
In a pan, first cook the proteins. Sear it until almost cooked through and then add the sauce to season. Remove from pan and set aside. IN the same pan, lightly saute the heartier vegetables, adding the quick cooking ones at the end. Finish with the sauce as well and set aside.
In the same pan, add the rice and a little bit of the sauce. Mix thoroughly and stir-fry. Add your portion of meat and vegetables and toss quickly. Taste. Add more sauce if needed. Serve on a bowl. 🙂
Mongolian Bowl Sauce Recipe – Good for 4 servings
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
2 tablespoons of minced or grated ginger
sugar to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
Mix in a bowl and use as needed in above recipe.