Lazy Night Stir Fry
In the midst of preparing for Thanksgiving next week, I'm starting to become overwhelmed with how much there is to do. My motivation to make something ultra healthy is very slim and Grubhub is constantly tempting me.
We all have those nights where we would rather sit down in front of a movie and shove our faces full of delicious, salty, terribly unhealthy takeout. Takeout is expensive, though, and I don't even feel like waiting for it to arrive half the time anyways.
I've made some delicious takeout-competition worthy meals before on i am rorie. My Sesame Peanut Noodles are perfect for when you want to use whatever you already have in your fridge. If you're feeling somewhat motivated during these rainy bouts in Chicago, make my Miso Mushroom Ramen that's filling, salty, and perfect for a rainy evening in - and it's cheaper than going out! If you're a Pad thai lover like myself, make my Protein Packed Pad Thai to satisfy the craving and get some extra nutrition with limited cooking time.
As I mentioned, I've been prepping for Thanksgiving, and I don't feel like cooking. I have leftover odds and ends of vegetables and other random ingredients that can't be a meal by themselves but together...
My Lazy Night Stir Fry is meant to be super customize-able, so you can use whatever you already have in your fridge. I like to think of this recipe as a "clean out the fridge before it all goes bad" kind of meal. My favorite thing about this recipe, though, is that is doesn't have to be unhealthy just because it's mimicking takeout. I added some vegan chicken and used low sodium sauces, making it a step above your standard order-in meal.
If you're looking for a cheap, lazy, quick meal don't wait to make this!
Now, dig in!
Makes two servings. The veggies and protein listed are what I used, but use whatever you already have in your fridge!
- 1 package of Trader Joe's Frozen brown rice (or 1 cup instant rice)
- 1 cup frozen broccoli
- 1/3 cup carrots (baby or regular is fine)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
- Optional: protein of your choice and sesame seeds
- Mince your garlic finely and cube the carrots. Add one tablespoon of sesame oil to a medium sauce pan and heat it on medium-low heat. Add the garlic, watching closely to make sure it doesn't burn.
- While I garlic begins to become golden and fragrant, cook your rice in the microwave or on the stove top.
- Add the carrots and frozen broccoli to the sauce pan, turning the heat up to medium. Once the rice is cooked/defrosted, add it to the sauce pan with the vegetables and stir gently. Add the soy and teriyaki sauce, again stirring gently.
- If you're adding protein, add it here and continue to stir gently to coat the protein in the sauces.
- Serve immediately and enjoy! Sprinkle sesame seeds if you wish.