stir-fry by dora

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Dora Komaromi
from Eaton Rapids, MI

This recipe happened because I was dieting and needed something I could eat a LOT of to fill me up without killing me with fat & calories. You can obviously use any veg that appeals to you; you can even add chicken breast, shrimp or pork loin. Serve with brown rice or alone. It's all good!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves depends how hungry you are. 2-4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For stir-fry by dora

  • 1 sm
    head broccoli, cut into small florest
  • 1 c
    baby carrots, cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 1 c
    mushrooms, sliced, whatever kind you like
  • 1 c
    pea pods, whole or cut in 1/2
  • 1/2
    medium zucchini, cut in 1/2 lengthwise, then sliced into 1/2 moons
  • 1/2 can
    baby corn, drained
  • 1 sm
    can sliced water chestnuts
  • 3
    green onions, sliced
  • 2 clove
    fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame oil, seriously - this stuff is strong
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
    sugar or sweetener (splenda), more or less to taste
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How To Make stir-fry by dora

  • 1
    Use whatever veggies & meat combo you like. I like broccoli, carrots, pea pods, water chestnuts, green onions and mushrooms. If I use meat I use rotisserie chicken or frozen cooked shrimp.
  • 2
    Sauté veggies that take longest (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) over med-high heat in about 1T. Olive oil for about 2 minutes. Add about ¼ c. Cold water and cover pan to partially steam the veggies for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 3
    Add next layer of veg (mushrooms, zucchini, water chestnuts) and stir frequently while sautéing for another 2 or 3 minutes. I would add the garlic & ginger at this point (1 T. Of each, finely chopped).
  • 4
    Finally, add veg that take the least amount of time to cook (green onions, baby corn, pea pods, any veg that is already cooked & just needs to heat through).
  • 5
    If adding meat, add it now (rotisserie chicken, pre-cooked shrimp (thawed)). Stir and cook to heat through. Add the soy sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar/sweetener. Stir to combine and coat veggies/meat. Serve over brown rice or as is.
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