The ingredients are a simple combination of veggies+protein+carb+sauce. In my stir-fry I used what I had: swiss chard, carrots, onions, garlic, shrimp, brown rice, an egg, ground ginger, soy sauce and sriracha. This is what I had to use in my fridge but other possibilities for the veggies are brocoli, snap peas, peas, green beans, eggplant, etc. For the protein I really like tofu (especially if I am making it vegan) chicken, and beef. Rice is not the only option for your carb. A favorite in college was to use soba or rice noodles. If you can't find these at your local grocery, just use spaghetti! Also, quinoa, barley, and farro work so good and add a boost of whole grains. A combination of different spices and sauces is what pulls the dish together, whether those be traditional, like soy sauce, or you can get creative and make a peanut sauce or use coconut milk, sriracha, honey, ginger, chile flakes and so much more.
1. Prepare all ingredients prior to getting started
2. Heat your pan as hot as you can
Follow these two rules and you will have an awesome stir fry in no time.
I finished my stir-fry off with a squeeze of lime. Other options for toppings are crushed nuts (cashews and peanuts!), bean sprouts, or chopped spring onion.
What is your favorite quick and easy, fridge cleaning meal?