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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Stir-Fry! Complete Protein Vegan Mania

Tonight's protein-loaded vegan stir-fry was delicious. Here's how I made it:

1. Cook according to package directions:
  • 2 C brown rice

2. While the rice is cooking, bring to a boil
  • 2 C water, salted
Add and cook for 1 minute:
  • 1-2 C frozen peas
Drain peas promptly and set aside in a separate bowl.

3. Steam for 5 to 7 minutes until just cooked:
  • 3-4 C green beans (fresh or frozen)
Set green beans aside with the peas. 

4. Dice
  • 1 onion
Heat in a skillet over medium heat:
  • 1-2 T coconut oil
When oil is hot, add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft and beginning to brown. Add
  • 3 t crushed garlic (I use frozen, crushed garlic from Trader Joe's.)
  • 2 t minced ginger (The frozen cubes are great for this, too!)
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 t toasted sesame seed oil
Stir fry for another minute or so, until the garlic and ginger are soft and integrated. Then add the peas and green beans and toss until thoroughly mixed. Remove from heat.

5. Serve stir-fried vegetables over the rice and garnish each serving with the following:
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Roasted peanuts, chopped or crushed
Optional additions:
  • Soy sauce
  • Sriacha/Sambal Oelek
  • Green onions, sliced
Serves 4.
Bon app├ętit!