Stir-fry is a delicious dinner idea. Not only is it packed full of healthy vegetables, but it’s also really easy to make. Even though you can include a bunch of different ingredients, it’s just a matter of sauteing everything quickly and adding it into your rice. Pretty easy, right? It’s not only a tasty dish, but it’s also full of nutrients and vitamins so your body will love you for it as well as your taste buds.
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cups whole grain rice
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/2 cup yellow pepper, diced
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 clove garlic, minced
1. Cook the rice as directed (I use the 5-min instant rice). While you’re waiting for the water to boil for your rice, you can prepare all your veggies. Get everything cut up so it’s all ready to go.
2. Add the oil to the pan and turn the heat on medium-high.
4. Once the oil is hot, add your broccoli. Saute it for about a minute, then add the celery and cook for another minute before adding the mushrooms and peppers. Add the sprouts and garlic last.
5. Plate the rice, spread the veggies over top, drizzle a bit of soya sauce on top and enjoy.
The great thing about stir-fry is that you can pretty much add anything you want. Add in some squash or eggplant, or use teriyaki sauce instead of soya sauce. Cook up some tofu to add to your stir-fry for extra protein, or mix in some kale or spinach for a boost of iron. Most veggies work well together in stir-fry, so you can mix it up according to your own preferences. It’s a nutritious, filling meal that even the kids will love.