Friday, 6 June 2014

Food Friday: Veggie Stir Fry

Stir fries are such a quick, easy and delicious way to get a load of vegetables into your diet. And you can really use whatever vegetables you want to. The most time consuming part of a stir fry is chopping all your vegetables. I find chopping everything into bowls before you start cooking the best way to keep organised when cooking. I like to use the huge amount of metal bowls we've got, but you can use whatever bowls you've got.

I also used Konjac noodles, which are low calorie, no carb/gluten/fat, and they lower cholesterol. They're also expensive, and make my stomach a bit queezy. They work for some people, but this is the second time I've used them, and my mum and I both had funny feeling stomachs after eating this, and it put me off my meal (which tasted great, just the noodles...). Regular rice noodles work well, or whatever noodles you like best!

Thai-style Vegetarian Stir Fry (serves 3-4)

You'll need...
Spray oil
1 red onion
2-4 cloves garlic
2cm piece of ginger (or paste equivalent)
1/2 Capsicum
1 small carrot
2 bunches pak choy
3 stems broccolini
tin water chestnuts
tin baby sweet corn
noodles (enough for the people you're cooking for)
1/2 tsp sesame oil
tbsp fish sauce
tbsp soy sauce
juice of half a lime
dash chilli sauce
tbsp coriander (or paste equivalent)
handful of peanuts
How to...
Step 1 // Chop everything! This will really depend on how you like things chopped, but do it all first. Put everything in bowls depending on when you're adding things, onion and garlic first, then harder veg, then veg that needs less cooking, then your noodles, lastly your garnish.
Step 2 // Spray some oil in a wok (or large frying pan), turn the heat up, and get frying! Cook onion until it's soft and slightly brown
Step 3 // Add your veg, keep stirring so the veggies at the bottom don't get burnt.
Step 4 // Add your noodles.
Step 5 // Add your sauces and stir till they're all mixed in.

I like to serve with chopped peanuts, coriander and half a lime, to squeeze extra on. You can also add a bit of crispy skin salmon, which would go fantastic, but with the peanuts I find you don't really need meat it the meal.

What's your favourite way to pack a meal full of veggies?

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