Easy Stir Fry

Easy Stir Fry

Happy New Year! The holidays are officially over and it’s time to return back to “real” life. The husband and I are getting back in the car and heading on the long journey back to Arizona. Three long days on the road. To pass the time we are going to listen to seasons of Friends while we drive. Yes, listen. Once you have seen every episode 100 times, you don’t need to watch it, you know what’s up. This takes our obsession with the show to a whole new level.

Before we hit the road, I have an easy and healthy recipe to help you start 2013 off right. This stir fry is so easy and you can really add whatever you want to it. The sauce is nice and light. You can use any combo of vegetables that you prefer. I used a package of pre-cut stir fry veggies from Trader Joes to make it even easier. It was only 3 dollars and had a great mix of veggies. The sauce is a simple mix of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, sesame oil and a splash of OJ for extra flavor. If you want to add chicken or beef, go for it!

Easy Stir Fry

Easy Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked rice (can also use quinoa if desired)
  • 4 cups vegetables of your choice, chopped (I used a stir fry medley from TJ’s)
  • 2 tbs. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tbs. sesame oil
  • 2 tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbs. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbs. siracha
  • 1 tbs. orange juice (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbs. sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, and orange juice. Set aside.
  2. In a wok or saute pan, heat the remaining sesame oil over medium heat. Add the vegetables and cook until tender (about 8-9 minutes).
  3. Add the rice to the vegetables and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the sauce over the rice and veggies and mix until everything is well coated (about 2-3 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste.
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11 comments

  1. this is exactly how I’d want to start my 2013 off! I made a healthy stir-fry for dinner last night but your version looks SO much better. I didn’t add siracha to mine. what was I thinking? Happy New Year Stephanie!

  2. I was saying the same thing to my husband… back to eating healthy again… no more crazy indulging. I need to get back to exercising again too… but that’s a different story. I love a good fried rice and this look fabulous. Hope you had a great trip back to AZ. I love the idea of listening to TV…once you see a show like Friends… it can mentally play in your head as you listen. I totally get that. :) Happy 2013!! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. :)

  3. I have to laugh! I’m with you with Friends! You have seen so many of the episodes that listening is just as good! I still love that show!! Except Ross, on a break and I didn’t like Emily! Have a safe drive home!! By the way your stirfry looks amazing!!!

  4. What a yummy dinner idea! And I love the shortcut of using a TJ’s veggie medley…chopping and prepping the vegetables is always the most time consuming part of a stir fry! Happy New Year!!!! xo

  5. I love stir-fries! They’re one of the easiest and best meals to make after a month of bingeing on holiday food :) and this one looks awesome! I’ve always had an affinity with mini corn lol.

  6. I have been craving stir fry, and I have a CSA box coming today! Looks great.

  7. Can you make this for me? Please? I’ll come to AZ and pick it up!

  8. I always love a good stirfry! Looks yummy :)

  9. This looks delicious! and it can be made gluten-free easily. Happy New Year!

  10. This marinade sounds so yummy. Best to you on your drive.

  11. I am all for a roadtrip, but 3 days in the car? WOW!!
    I love fried rice, this looks like a wonderful, healthy recipe!

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