Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stir Fry

Here's what I had for dinner tonight:


Here's how to make some for yourself!:

Stir Fry Ingredients:
1/2 head of Bok Choy
6 Cremini Mushrooms
1/2 Red bell pepper
1/2 White Onion
1/2 Container of Tofu

Sauce Ingredients:
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp honey
1/2 green onion
1/8" -1/4" grated ginger
Juice of 1/2 a lime

Chop and slice vegetables and tofu in a way that pleases you. Preheat a pan on medium high. Put about 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil (if you don't have sesame oil you can use canola or peanut or whatever you have on hand) in the pan (it'll smoke a little, it's okay) add the veggies. Stir. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the veggies are browned and translucent, make some room and add the tofu. Give it a stir and cook for another minute or so. Add the sauce (directions to follow) and cook for another minute or so. Longer, if you'd like the sauce to reduce a bit.

Serve over rice noodles (pictured above), sticky rice, brown rice, or fried rice, if you so choose.

I like to combine all of the ingredients in a coffee cup and nuke it for about 20-30 seconds you can do this first it you want the flavors to hang out for a little bit.

Also, ginger looks expensive, if you haven't bought it before, but you can break off a knob and you usually don't end up spending more than $1 for it.

Sauce variations:
-Rice wine vinegar instead of lime juice (about 1 tbsp or more if you choose)
-Garlic, ginger, and scallions (green onions) are interchangeable and can be used by themselves or in any combination.
-You can choose not to add any honey at all
-You can also dress up some bottled teriyaki sauce with a little bit of soy and any garlic/ginger/scallion combo.

Vegetable Variations:
I use whatever I have on hand, the Bok Choy and tofu were leftover from some Sweet and Sour soup. I also use:
-Green beans, sugar snap peas, or snow peas
-Any kind of mushroom (portabello and shitaki are particularly yummy, they look expensive but you don't need much and end up spending less than on a package of button mushrooms)
-Lentils (it's good, try it)
-Chick peas (Garbanzo beans)
-Bean Sprouts

If you want to add meat I think chicken would be best, but beef would also work. I'd suggest cutting it into pieces and browning it in the pan first, taking it out, and then cooking as directed above, adding the meat in, instead of the tofu.

This will serve about 2 people, obviously you can make it bigger to suit your needs, but you'll need a wok or you'll need to cook it in 2 pans (it's a lot of veggies).

Also, today I knit Calorimetry. It ended up being huge. Of course I didn't figure this out until after I sewed the button on. I'm probably going to rip back a little more than half and do fewer short rows, but that's low on my list of things to do so it probably won't happen for a while.


This is the same malabrigo that I used for my first Unoriginal Hat.

1 comment:

Miss Becca said...

Nice calorimetry and your dinner looks freaking delicious!! I found some good mods for the calorimetry on Ravelry, and if you look in my rav notebook the mods are there! Good luck!

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