November 16, 2023

Rice Stir-Fry! An easy weeknight meal packed full of veggies!


Rice Stir-Fry - an easy weeknight meal idea!

This Rice Stir-Fry has been a family ‘go-to’ recipe for a long time! My Mum cooked it often and now I have children I know why it was on frequent meal rotation…because it’s easy, quick and packed full of veggies!

To be honest we don’t follow a steadfast recipe because it really depends on what veggies I have on hand – you can use just about anything! This meal usually follows any recipe we make with a side of rice (I make extra rice and set it aside in the fridge for the next evening).

Here’s the easy recipe for this particular version –

Ingredients –

  •  3 cups of cooked rice (it’s best to use cold rice from the previous night)
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small chilli seeded and finely chopped (optional – my kids like a little heat)
  • 150g of diced bacon (or ham)
  • 1 cup of frozen peas and corn
  • half a head of chopped broccoli
  • half a capsicum roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet soy
  • Serve with – 2cm size cube of fresh grated ginger, a lime and some fresh coriander.

Method –

Heat pan and brown the bacon (or ham), add the onion and fry until lightly brown and then throw everything else in, cook for a further 5 mins until the veggies have wilted but remain a little crisp. Serve with fresh grated ginger, lime wedges and coriander. That simple!

We sometimes crack a few eggs to stir though for the final 2 mins and add some cashew nuts. The opportunities are endless with this easy and quick dish!

Lunchbox tip – my daughter really enjoys the leftover Rice Stir-fry wrapped in rice paper rolls served cold in her lunchbox the next day!

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