Quick and Easy Stir Fry


20140422-185131.jpgSome nights, after a long day of work, cooking seems to be the last thing on my mind, and all I want to do is order take out. If this is something you can relate to, try throwing together this quick and easy stir fry. Not to mention, a lot healthier than take out! I serve this stir fry with a side of quinoa, which is a delicious grain that is a rich source of protein. Quinoa contains lysine, a rare amino acid not found in many other grains. As a result, the protein levels in quinoa is comparable to the levels of protein in milk. It’s a complex carbohydrate that takes longer to digest and therefore, keeps you feeling full, longer. So skip that unhealthy take out and try this healthier, nutrient packed version!

Ingredients:

Stir Fry

  • 1 broccoli crown, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 lb of sliced mini portabella mushrooms
  • 1 can of baby corn, drained
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into bite size pieces
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbs of avocado oil
  • 1 tsp red hot pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup of Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki (found this at Costco and it contains no high fructose corn syrup!)

Quinoa:

  • 1 cup organic red quinoa
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth

Directions:

Combine quinoa and veggie broth in a pot. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until broth is fully absorbed.

Heat avocado oil in a pan over medium-low heat, add garlic and onion, cook for 4 minutes. Add all the vegetables and cover. Once the vegetables are steamed, empty the water, add Teriyaki sauce and hot pepper flakes, cook for another 4 minutes and stir.

Serve stir fry on top of quinoa and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Stir Fry

  1. Hi Taryn, do you have an alternative suggestion to the teriyaki sauce sold at Costco. I’m not a member. Thank you and I love your healthy recipes.

    • Thank you, Lori! You can actually order the Soy Vay Teriyaki sauce (it contains all-natural ingredients) on Amazon. Or, if you would like to try making your own, you mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin (rice wine) and sake. Bring it to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes and add sesame seeds to it if you like! Let me know how it turns out!

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