On the way home tonight, I had a sudden craving for Panda Express’ chicken and mushrooms, which I used to order when I graced the food court. With rice in the cupboard, I dreamt up my own vegetarian version using zucchini and mushrooms from the corner market. I picked up some Hoisin sauce, which seemed like the right fit without being certain.
It worked! But chicken was definitely missed this time around. Just dice the mushrooms into quarters, slice the zucchini, and stir fry with 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce until the veggies are tender (10-12 minutes). Serve over rice – which I make in the rice cooker simultaneously.
The best part of the meal was the price – it cost less to purchase the veggies and sauce than my average lunch purchase!