We ate this easy vegetable stir fry with buckwheat soba noodles, which are incredibly nutritious, high in protein and very satisfying.
Asparagus, Carrot and Bean Sprout Stir Fry would be yummy with any noodle or grain such as white or brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat groats.
Total Prep and Cooking Time: 20 min.
Nutrition Data, 139g serving: 146 cal, 10g carbs, 11g fat, 297mg sodium, 3g fiber, 3g protein, low Cholesterol, good source Vit. C, Vit. E, Vit. A, Vit. K. Estimated glycemic load 5.
Stir fry is a vegetarian staple food with endless variations - fast, easy, and using almost any combination of vegetables. The only stir fry rule is to start with the slowest cooking veggies and end with the quickest, like leafy greens. Otherwise your taste and imagination rules.
To make a complete meal out of a vegetable stir fry, add tofu, tempeh, seitan, or beans, in the stir fry or as a side dish, and serve over whole grains or whole grain noodles.
Sometimes you can find toasted sesame seeds and toasted nori, combined or separately, in Asian markets, in the ethnic foods section of supermarkets, or in natural food stores. It's easy enough to toast them yourself, making extra to keep on hand for future stir fries. Store them in the fridge in a sealed container.
Chinese 5-spice powder is a combination of sweet and pungent ground spices such as star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, pepper, and ginger found in Oriental markets and many health food stores.
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