Cleaning out the fridge…

So in our seemingly never-ending quest to eat the remainder of the food in our possession before we move, I present to you Jason’s Back of the Fridge Stir Fry:

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenders
Frozen Broccoli
Mixed Frozen Veggies
Dash of Oil
Peanut Butter
Chef Morimoto Sesame Soy Sauce
Chef Morimoto Chili Miso Sauce
White Rice
One Egg
Dried Shitake Mushrooms
Cornstarch or Arrowroot

Boil or Steam Rice, and allow to cool for several minutes. Beat egg, and fold into rice. Heat oil in a pan, and fry the rice while folding in 3-4 tablespoons of Morimoto Sesame Soy Sauce. Season with Salt or more Soy Sauce. Set aside.

Clean pan (we’re so packed, that we’ve only the one pan). Soak the dried mushrooms in about 1/2 cup of hot water. Stir fry the chicken, mushrooms and veggies with just a touch of the Sesame Soy. Reserve the water from the mushrooms.

When the chicken is done, remove the stir fry from the pan and deglaze with the water from the mushrooms (minus a tablespoon), 2 tablespoons soy,
3 tablespoons of the Chili Miso. Add 1/4 cup of peanut butter or so, and stir ’til dissolved. Make a slurry of the cornstarch and the left over water, and stir in slowly to thicken the sauce.

Make a base of the fried rice, add the stir fry, and spoon liberally with sauce. Enjoy.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

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