Stir Fry Sunday

I’ve had a hankering for Asian food. Specifically sushi. But I’m not even going to attempt making my own sushi. I figure that’s one thing I should just leave to the pros. 

But I do make a pretty tasty stir fry. And this batch from today is quite delicious.  

What you need:

  • Broccoli 
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup of brown rice
  • Teriyaki sauce 
  • Ginger garlic stir fry oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Boil some water to cook the brown rice. Brown rice takes longer to cook than white rice so give yourself at least 45 minutes. You can prep everything else while that cooks.

Heat up a skillet on medium high with the ginger garlic stir fry oil. If you don’t have any of that, just use olive oil. 

Slice up the shallots and bell pepper into thin strips. Mince up the garlic. Throw all of that into the ginger oil. Steam your broccoli. (I cheated today and used broccoli you steam in the microwave because it cuts down on the cooking time and it doesn’t dirty another dish.)

Chop up the steamed broccoli florets and add the the veggies. Add teriyaki sauce to taste. I like to have enough so it cooks down and creates a sauce. Just be careful because teriyaki is salty.

When the rice is cooked, add it to the teriyaki vegetables. Combine and let cook a few minutes if you aren’t overcome with the delicious smell. 

I’m trying a new thing this week with meal planning. Usually I just make whatever sounds good. But I’ve been wasting a lot of ingredients, and without a plan, I’ve been eating out more. So I’m excited to see how this week goes with creating a loose menu. 

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