Veggie stir fry recipe

Afternoon everyone,

I don’t like to post a lot of the food I cook for myself, mainly because I’m more interested in taste and actually eating the food than I am with pretty presentation and photographing my plate but if there’s one quick dish that I like to whip up when hunger strikes it’s a stir fry.

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Last week I had a bunch of leftover vegetables so I figured that I would chuck them all in and see what the result would be. First I heated some oil then added chopped garlic and frozen chopped onion, once this started to gain some colour I added chili powder, cayenne powder, salt and pepper. After I put the dry seasonings in the pan and mixed them with the garlic and onion I added slices of avocado, half a tin of water chestnuts and a handful of sliced greens. While these were frying I boiled some water and used it to cover a pack of instant noodles and some frozen peas in a bowl so they partially cooked. A few minutes later I added sliced radishes and spring onions to the pan, and then the noodles and peas. I gave everything a couple of minutes to cook and then added the liquid seasonings, I used rice wine vinegar, smoke flavouring, mirin and toasted sesame oil. The stir fry came out with a good mixture of soft noodles and crunchy vegetables and the flavour was great. I will be using more vegetables in my stir frys when I am able, I usually just use tinned and frozen vegetables. You will also notice that I haven’t given directions as to how much seasoning to use, this is because I add seasoning and taste to tailor the recipe to what I want in that moment. This is how I usually cook and it usually comes out exactly how I wanted.

So for a simple list this is what went into the dish

  • Chopped garlic
  • Frozen chopped onion
  • Mild chili powder
  • Cayenne powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Avocado
  • Tinned water chestnuts
  • Instant noodles
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Mirin
  • Smoke flavouring
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Frozen peas
  • Sliced greens
  • Sliced radishes
  • Spring onions

I hope you’re having a great day,

Sophie

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