Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Brown Rice Stir Fry

A few nights ago we could NOT for the life of us figure out what to eat for dinner. Have you ever been in one of those moods where you're pretty hungry but NOTHING sounds good? Yea, that's about how we felt. We started rummaging through the pantry and fridge and amongst the 5 boxes of kosher salt (no, I'm not kidding) we found some rice medley and some other weird stuff. Back when I was in college if I couldn't figure out what to eat, I'd make a veggie stir fry so we decided to do that. Except, we were out of a lot of vegetables (it was mid-week, don't blame us!). So into the pan I threw some carrots, onions, peas, green onions, frozen rice, soy sauce, and voila! A yummy stir fry that filled us up just right!

What you'll need (this is just a basic stir fry, feel free to add/leave out any ingredients you want):
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrots
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 frozen peas
1 package frozen brown rice (or any rice medley)
3 green onions (the WHOLE thing, white part, too!)
Some soy sauce (eh, a few dashes)
Grape seed oil

1. Add a few tbs. of the grape seed oil to a wok (or large pan) and get the oil hot enough so that when you put the handle of a wooden spoon in, it bubbles up the sides. Add the carrots and onions (mushrooms would be GREAT here, too. But we were out of them *sigh*)

2. Let the carrots and onions get to JUST about finished cooking (brown for the onions and the carrots still have a little texture to them) and add the garlic.

3. In a separate bowl mix together the peas and the green onions. Toss them into the pan at the END (the peas cook QUICKLY) and end with a splash of soy sauce (it'll start to sizzle!)

4. Follow the directions to cooking your rice and toss them all together in a pan and serve with a nice piece of salmon (or whatever you have that's about to go bad!)

enjoy :)

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