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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Easy Stir Fry