My second recipe this week, is a simple and tasty stir fry. This takes less than 10 minutes to make, and is great if you are hungry and really don’t want to wait. This suggested amounts, is for one person.
What do you need?
- Half a pack stir fry veg (I am using sweet and crunch stir fry from Morrisons)
- Quarter of fajita spice (I am using a medium level, you don’t have to have this but it does add flavour)
- 1 nest of Noodle (I’m using egg noodles, they are quick to cook)
- 15 ml of oil (I’ve got olive oil)
- Soy sauce
First, boil some water in a pan. You want enough water to ensure the noodle are fully submerged. When your water to boiling, add your noodles, mine take 6 mins, which is about the same amount of time it takes me to do the veg. Stir this occasionally, and try to separate out the noodles, it’s very annoying if you have go a clump of half cooked noodle.
Get a wok or a pan, and on a medium heat add your 15 ml of oil. When that has heated up a bit add the already chopped and ready to go veg. If you don’t feel like being lazy (normally my option), you could be all the veg separately, and chop them up yourself (but who really wants to do that?). You may think half a pack is wasteful, if you are only cooking for one, but I will also be posting my fajita recipe which uses the spice and rest of the veg, so just stick the box back in the fridge.
You have to keep stirring your veg, else it will stick to the bottom and burn. After about a minute, add the spice mixture. You’ll want to sprinkle the spices over the vegetables, to ensure all of them get evenly spiced. Keep stirring, your veg should be finished within 3-4 mins.
If your veg is finished before your noodles, just turn off the heat below them and leave them to stand.
When your noodle are ready, drain them and add to your wok, with the rest of the vegetables. Turn down the heat on your wok (if you turned if off, turn if back on, on low) and stir the noodles and veggies together. You can either add you soy sauce here, or add after you have plated the stir fry.
Note, the amount of soy sauce you want, is up to you. I normally splash it a couple of times, so that it mixes in bu doesn’t create a pool. Other people may prefer there stir fry to go for a swim.
Finally, spoon your stir fry onto a plate and it is ready for you to eat. Here is one I made earlier:
I also made a side salad, since it was sunny outside (In my mind, summer = salad season). You can find the overly simple recipe here.
Leave a comment below, telling me how you got on with the recipe (and a maybe a picture)
Here’s is a quick recap of the method steps
- Boil water in a pan
- Add noodles to boiling water, stir occasionally
- Heat 15 ml of oil in a wok/pan
- Add vegetables, and cook for about 1 minute
- Add spice mixture
- Cook for further 3-4 minutes
- Drain noodles, when finished
- Add drained noodles, to wok and stir