The days that I am busy and want to eat a quick bowl of warm goodness I resort to a quick stir fry. I love stir fry but hated the amount of sugar that is there in Hoisin Sauce along with all the undesirable ingredients and preservatives. Here is a simple recipe to make a delicious stir fry sauce that you can use on any vegetable and protein combinations. I made this one with a bunch of Broccolini.
I used the Good Food For Good Ketchup instead of the Hoisin Sauce. It is sweetened with dates and is all organic.
Stir Fry Sauce:
- 2 Tbsp Tamari sauce or soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Good Food For Good Ketchup
- 1 Cup water
- 2 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
- 2 tsp fresh garlic (grated)
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 tsp Chilli flakes (optional)
Mix them all in a jar and keep aside.
- 1 cup Brown rice
- 1 Bunch Broccolini
- 1 Cup sliced onions
- 1 Tbsp Avocado oil
- Wash brown rice till water runs clear and then soak it for 20 minutes.
- Bring rice to a boil with 2 cups of water. Once it starts to boil, turn it to low and cover and cook fro 10-15 minutes till all the water is absorbed.
- Trim the stiff ends of the broccolini.
- Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan.
- Start with onions and then add broccolini to the pan.
- Stir fry till partly done, add the sauce and cook for 1 minute till it starts to thicken.
- Serve the broccolini over a cup of cooked rice
I like to garnish with hemp seeds and cilantro. If you like it to be sweeter add a bit more ketchup. I have made it with Tofu, Tempeh and peppers in the past too. Give the healthy stir fry a try and you will never go back to sugar and preservatives loaded stir fry.