Super Simple Stir-Fry
I’ve been eating this super simple stir-fry meal like it’s going out of style. It perfectly fits all of the essential components I look for when I’m building my meals- it’s packed full of veggies and protein, it’s so easy, it’s incredibly tasty and it can be thrown together in a flash.
I had such a hard time coming up with a title for this super simple stir-fry recipe. A couple of names I tossed around were “everything, but the kitchen sink stir-fry”, “healthy stir-fry”, “my favorite stir-fry” and “my go-to lunch or dinner recipe”- just to name a few.
I’m going to give you a guide to follow for recreating this effortless dish, but the truth is, I just throw in the veggies and protein that I’m craving and have on-hand. I typically buy a huge bag of broccoli florets from Costco, so they’re usually always in the mix and I’m absolutely obsessed with Trader Joe’s all-natural chicken patties, so those have been my protein of choice lately. For a little extra staying power, I also like to add a carb into the mix.
Some other goodies I like to throw in my super simple stir-fry, if they’re hanging out in my fridge-
leftover chicken breast
shredded rotisserie chicken
leftover salmon, shrimp or cod
shredded or sliced carrots
diced sweet peppers or bell peppers
sweet potato cubes
red potato cubes
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil coconut oil or cooking spray
- 4 cups mixed veggies- broccoli florets and sliced bell pepper
- 1 cup quinoa and brown rice mix from Seeds of Change
- 2 all-natural chicken patties cooked and diced
- 2 tablespoons give or take- I don't measure and just drizzle some over the topliquid aminos, tamari or soy sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
- Optional: Everyday Seasoning from Trader Joe's or other favorite seasoning to taste
- Heat about 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large skillet at medium-heat.
- While skillet is heating, chop veggies and toss them in the skillet with salt, pepper and Everyday Seasoning (optional). Allow veggies to cook until soft for about 10 mins; stirring occasionally.
- While veggies are cooking, cook chicken patties in a separate small skillet.** Alternatively, dice chicken patties and cook along with veggies in large skillet.
- While veggies and protein are cooking, microwave Seeds of Change quinoa brown rice mix according to package instructions. Alternatively, use cooked quinoa, brown rice or potato.
- ***Serve ingredients in two bowls- 1 patty, 2 cups veggies and 1/2 cup carb per bowl.
*This is simply a guide from one particular day, I cooked up the stir-fry bowl, pictured. I often change it up and mix and match the proteins, veggies and carbs included. Feel free to get creative and enjoy!
**I cook my chicken patty in a separate small skillet, flipping onto both sides until it is cooked through. I dice it after cooking. The protein source could also be cooked with the veggies.
***I often 1/2 this recipe and make it for myself. Sometimes I make a few servings to store in the fridge for lunches throughout the week.