Simple Stir Fry

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We had a lot of random veggies left in our fridge today.   Since I am going shopping tomorrow,  thought I would use them up.  The best way to do that is in a stir fry.  There are no rules really, just throw everything together with some sauce.  We love stir fries and have several on the blog already.  The Peanut Noodle Stir Fry is my husband’s favorite.

stir fry

As you can see from the picture, I added tofu to ours.  If you are going to use tofu, try to get an organic brand that is non GMO verified since 90% of the soy products in this country contain GMOs.  Feel free to add a protein of your choice if soy is not your thing.  I tossed in some black rice that we had laying around the fridge as well.  We usually make a big pot of rice every week and add it to various meals to stretch them out longer.

Simple Stir Fry

1 pkg firm tofu
4-5 cups of spinach (seems like a lot, but it cooks down)
5 carrots cut in strips
1/2 green or red pepper cut in strips
1 cup sliced green beans
2 cups cooked rice (I used black rice)
2 T toasted sesame oil

For the sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce or bragg’s aminos
2 T mirin
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 T coconut sugar

Preheat the oven to 400. Drain the tofu and pat dry. Cut into cubes and place on a greased baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes. In a large sauce pan, on medium heat, cook the oil, peppers, carrots and beans until they soften. Then add the spinach, rice, sauce and tofu. Cook for another few minutes until everything looks well combined with sauce. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.stir fry

10 thoughts on “Simple Stir Fry

  1. Melissa, I just wanted to let you know that we just had this for dinner and we all loved it! It was so super simple to make, too, which I loved. Thanks for a quick and easy recipe on a busy night.

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  4. How did you cook your blank rice? I tried it in my rice cooker but it never really seemed to expand enough. Would it work better with an electrical pressure cooker? I was told to eat a lot good black in by my acupressure therapist. What do you think about eating lots of foods in black color?

    • I love the black rice! I cook it on the stove. Did you use enough water? It should be a 2:1 ratio. I do 2 cups rice and 4 cups water.

    • I love the black rice! I cook it on the stove. Did you use enough water? It should be a 2:1 ratio. I do 2 cups rice and 4 cups water.

    • I love the black rice! I cook it on the stove. Did you use enough water? It should be a 2:1 ratio. I do 2 cups rice and 4 cups water.

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