Miso-Ginger Chicken with Sesame Rice & Roasted Broccoli
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Miso-Ginger Chicken

with Sesame Rice & Roasted Broccoli

30 MIN
+$2.95/serving 2 Servings
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    This simple dish is elevated by an incredibly flavorful pan sauce drizzled over seared chicken, which you’ll make by cooking fragrant fresh ginger with a savory-sweet mix of miso paste, honey, and butter. A bed of white rice (finished with rich sesame oil) is the perfect accompaniment to soak up all of the delicious, saucy bites.
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    Miso-Ginger Chicken with Sesame Rice & Roasted Broccoli
    Title
    • 2 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops
    • 1 Tbsp Sweet White Miso Paste
    • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
    • 1 oz Salted Butter
    • ½ lb Broccoli
    • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Piece Ginger
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 2 tsps Honey
    • 1 Tbsp Togarashi Seasoning (Sweet Paprika, Hot Paprika, Dried Orange Peel, Poppy Seeds, White Sesame Seeds & Black Sesame Seeds)
    • 1 Yellow Onion
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    tips & techniques
    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Wash and dry the broccoli; cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Halve and peel the onion; cut into 1/2 inch-wide-wedges. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 2 teaspoons (you may have extra). In a bowl, whisk together the miso paste, vinegar, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and 1/4 cup of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Cook & finish the rice
    2 Cook & finish the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a small pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the rice and chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly toasted. Add 1 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Stir in the sesame oil. Cover to keep warm.

    Roast the broccoli & onion
    3 Roast the broccoli & onion

    Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil. Place the broccoli florets and onion wedges on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 14 to 16 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    Cook the pork
    4 Cook the pork

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium (the center may still be slightly pink), or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for pork.

    Finish the sauce & serve your dish
    5 Finish the sauce & serve your dish
    Add the chopped ginger to the pan of reserved fond (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the butter and sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and the butter is melted. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the finished rice topped with the sliced pork and roasted broccoli and onion. Top the pork with the finished sauce. Garnish with the togarashi. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Wash and dry the broccoli; cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Halve and peel the onion; cut into 1/2 inch-wide-wedges. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 2 teaspoons (you may have extra). In a bowl, whisk together the miso paste, vinegar, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and 1/4 cup of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    2 Cook & finish the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a small pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the rice and chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly toasted. Add 1 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Stir in the sesame oil. Cover to keep warm.

    Cook & finish the rice
    Roast the broccoli & onion
    3 Roast the broccoli & onion

    Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil. Place the broccoli florets and onion wedges on the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 14 to 16 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    4 Cook the pork

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium (the center may still be slightly pink), or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for pork.

    Cook the pork
    Finish the sauce & serve your dish
    5 Finish the sauce & serve your dish
    Add the chopped ginger to the pan of reserved fond (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the butter and sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and the butter is melted. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the finished rice topped with the sliced pork and roasted broccoli and onion. Top the pork with the finished sauce. Garnish with the togarashi. Enjoy!
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