Why not try this ten minute dinner, it really is a wok in the park! It’s one of those recipes, where you can raid the kitchen for left over veggies from the the week gone by.
Stir fries are fast, easy, low fat, and incredibly delicious. They don’t really get boring, because you can vary the ingredients every time.
Bear in mind that stir frying is a fast method of cooking, so don’t overcook the vegetables. If you decide to add chicken or beef to your stir-fry, then you always cook that first, and then add the veggies.
I’ve used a Japanese seasoning called Furikake (pronounced furry car key) in this recipe, it’s completely optional but I love using it for Asian style cooking. Furikake contains only sesame seeds and dried seaweed, and hey hey, it’s Paleo friendly.
Serves: 2 Cook: 10 minutes
– Sesame seed oil/coconut oil/olive oil/rapeseed oil (I used sesame)
– 2 cloves of garlic
– Two red chilies
– 2 cups of broccoli
– Handful of mangetout (I used green and purple for color)
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1/2 a courgette
– A handful of unsalted cashew nuts (optional)
– 1 teaspoon of cashew butter (optional)
– Furikake (optional)
– Sesame seeds (optional)
– Soy sauce (I like dark soy sauce from the trusty Asian store)
– Gluten Free Thai Rice Noodles or noodles of your choice
- Place the noodles in a bowl of boiled water for 8-10 minutes, stir them every now and then until they’re soft. Whilst you’re doing that though, you can prepare the rest of this easy dish.
- Start by chopping the garlic and veggies.
- About 4 minutes before the noodles are ready, heat your wok or frying pan, you’ll know when the wok is ready by adding a drop of water, if it evaporates…you’re good to go. Pull the wok off the heat and add your oil, give it a good swirl around the wok.
- Add the garlic and chilies first, cook for about 10-15 seconds. Add your veggies and cashews and cook for a further two and a half minutes.
- Now, add the cashew butter and soy sauce around the sides of the pan. I tend to use about a tablespoon of soy sauce.
- Cook for a further minute and you’re ready to serve and eat.
Serve: Top with some furikake and sesame seeds if you like.
Tip: Do not overcook your veggies, things like broccoli, loose their nutritional value when they’re over cooked. Nothing worse than soggy broccoli either, everything should be crunchy and colorful.