Looking for a quick meal idea after a long day of work? Instead of dialing our favorite Chinese restaurant, we opt for this delicious stir fry recipe that pleases every time.
When we get home, I have about 30-45 minutes to change and get dinner ready before my cut off (I stop eating at 7pm on the dot). Plus, we are usually starving after sitting in traffic for so long and our car is a no food zone so we are ravenous when we walk through the door. I’ve perfect “dump” recipes where I dump everything in the pot to cook so I can multitask while cleaning and just run into the kitchen every few minutes to stir. Below is my go to stir fry recipe that takes between 20 – 30 minutes from freezer to plate. Its packed with veggies and brown rice and is a great replacement for our Chinese takeout.
1 bag pre- cooked frozen brown rice
1 bag pre-cooked frozen brown and wild rice blend
1 bag frozen pepper and onion blend
1 bag frozen Asian stir-fry vegetable blend
1 bag frozen broccoli stir-fry blend
Hoisin sauce (eyeballed but about 4 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (eyeballed)
Soy sauce – low sodium (about 1/4 cup)
Teriyaki sauce (ehhh about 2 tablespoons)
Sesame oil about 3 tablespoons
Chili garlic paste about 4 tablespoons
2 bags gardein mandarin “chicken” (optional, cook separately)
1. Dump everything but the Gardein in a wok over medium heat and stir occasionally (approximately every 3-5 minutes for 20 minutes).
2. Cook the Gardein according to the package instructions. Once the stir fry is cooked, top it with the Gardein and enjoy.
*If you want the Gardein crispy, after cooking the stir fry, empty the wok and Sautee the chicken and store it separately. Then add it to the stir fry right before eating each day.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!