Easy and Quick Vegetable Stir-Fry

I love stir fry, hubby does not! So as you can probably guess, I don’t make them as often as I would like, especially since the girls left home. The girls love making and eating stir fry as much as I do so I had allies when they lived at home. I’m glad they enjoy healthy eating and miss working with them in the kitchen. Here’s how to make an easy and quick vegetable stir-fry. Feel free to switch up the vegetables with what ever you have on hand!

Bok Choi Thanks to Live♥Laugh♥Love, on Flickr for the photo, click the image to see more of Sabrina’s photos.

2 tbsp sesame oil
1 chili, finely chopped
1 lb oriental mushrooms (oyster, shitake etc)
3 1/2 oz pine nuts
1 onion, sliced
1 lb green vegetables (Pak Choi, Bok Choi, Spinach, Chinese cabbage etc)
1 11 oz can baby corn, halved lengthwise
2 red bell peppers, sliced
3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
Handful fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions: Heat the sesame oil in a wok and add chili, pine nuts and garlic. Sautè for about 30 seconds on high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, green vegetables, baby corn and red pepper and stir-fry for a further 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the soy sauce and stir-fry for about a minute. Sprinkle with cilantro, stir well and serve immediately with rice  or oriental noodles.
(Serves 4)

Stir fry tips:

  • vegetable should be tender but still a bit crisp when done.
  • left over stir fry keeps and reheats well, make extra for packed lunches. A healthier and cheaper alternative to fast foods.
  • add some tofu or left over cooked meat to make this a main dish.
  • don’t have pine nuts? substitute slivered almonds

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