This recipe is inspired by a couple very different restaurant dishes: The signature dish at the Kona Grill in Denver, CO, features a macadamia nut sauce over the Hawaiian-style chicken, & is to die for! The famous "Bang-Bang Chicken & Shrimp" from Cheesecake Factory has an amazing peanut butter flavor. After seeing fresh Macadamia Nut Butter at a local Sprout's grocery, I couldn't resist making a sauce---& the rest were ingredients I already had on hand! The sauce is what makes this dish so amazing, in my opinion: feel free to experiment with the veggies & fruits you love!
1Cook jasmine rice according to package directions; (3 cups total takes about 20 minutes.)
2While the rice is cooking, bake the chicken tenderloins in the oven, or grill until golden. (Oven: 375 degrees; turn once; about 15 minutes fresh or 22 minutes from frozen.)
3Chop the green onion; set aside.
4Scramble the two eggs & set aside.
5For the sauce: use a saucepan with a heavy bottom, preferably; place the macadamia nut butter in the pan & melt on low. Add the whipping cream & honey; stir as it begins to bubble to prevent sticking---cook about 5 minutes; allow to thicken once removed from heat. Stir in the red curry spice with mango flavoring---if you cannot find this flavor, feel free to substitute a red curry of your choice :)
6Add the chopped green onion & the two scrambled eggs to the Jasmine rice; feel free to use Yoshida's sauce for added flavor & color: it looks & tastes like "fried rice" without any of the fuss.
7Remove the baked or grilled chicken tenderloins from the oven or grill once they are golden & cooked through.
8Drain the baby corn & rinse well in cool water; place in a microwave-safe dish & heat with a bit of olive oil or butter for a minute on high.
9To assemble this dish: The base layer is the Jasmine rice/scrambled egg/green onion/Yoshida sauce.
10The second layer: Add the chicken, & layer on the Macadamia Nut Sauce over the chicken. (This photo shows a few added ingredients over the fabulous sauce!)
113rd layer: Add the baby corn, carrots, pineapple, & sugar snap peas.(The first time I made this, I didn't have carrots or pineapple on hand when I took this photo, above.)
124th layer: Add the almonds (your choice of flavor) & drizzle everything with Yoshida's Sauce: Enjoy!