You open the fridge. What greets you are strange vegetables, cubes of cheese, hummus (minus listeria), and a lot of alcohol. Maybe some condiments are hanging out, maybe there’s some leftover brown rice from that questionable Chinese you got the other night. Regardless, you have many INGREDIENTS for food, but no like, actual food to eat right this second.
The stir fry is your answer. Veggies, meat or no meat, and rice orrrrr no carbs ever – you can mold the stir fry into your perfect meal regardless of what’s actually on hand. Plus, you can totally just grab one of those veggie platters at the store and you have most of the ingredients. DONE.
FOR THE SAUCE
Mix all of the ingredients together and set aside
- ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce or regular (find all those soy sauce packets you’ve saved)
- 2 tbsps apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
- 2 tbsps sugar (I used agave… you can also use honey)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced (or 2 tbsp garlic powder)
- 1 tbsp ginger (fresh or dried)
- 1 tsp lime juice (optional)
FOR THE STIR FRY
- Vegetable or canola oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, cut into long slices
- 2 medium carrots or ½ cup of matchstick carrots
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- ½ red pepper, cut into long slices
- ½ green bell pepper, cut into long slices
In a large skillet, heat some vegetable oil until shimmering. Add the onions and carrots and sauté until the onions are softened, about 2-3 minutes. Don’t fucking stir too much cause like, you want those veggies to get nice and crisp on the edges.
Next add in the broccoli – stir and cook that shit for like 3 minutes or until the broccoli starts to cook through. Add the peppers and cook for 5 more minutes until all the veggies are crisp tender.
If you need meat, add it now – I use like ½ cup of cooked chicken or tofu. Stir it around a bit then add your sauce which I assume you’ve mixed together like I told you to like five steps ago.
Congrats – you made stir fry. Remember that you can swap out these ingredients or add more or less…. It’s pretty basic – just make sure you cook everything in steps. DUH.