Happy Monday, folks!
Fun fact about me: I absolutely hate cold weather. Fun fact about Joshua: He loves it. I can already tell that there will be an ongoing argument over the thermostat in our house once we're married. Le sigh...
While we don't agree on weather and temperature, we do agree on lots of other things, like the consumption of good food, for example. We both love cooking, and we both love eating! We also both appreciate good Asian cuisine, and when we have the chance to cook good Asian cuisine, and then eat it, it's a win-win.
One of the easiest Asian entrees to make at home is stir fry. You can put almost anything in it, cook it all in one pan at one time, plus it's both carnivore and vegetarian-friendly.
What you will need: White Basmati Rice, Organic Low-sodium Soy Sauce, Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Coconut Oil (we used refined), and the Trader Joe's Asian Vegetable Stir Fry. We didn't add any protein to ours, but feel free to add shrimp, chicken, or egg.
While you can make the entire stir fry in one pan, we decided to set the rice to boil in a separate pot before we began cooking the vegetables.
Once the rice was cooked, we began with the vegetables. In a wok, or large skillet, turn the burner to medium heat and add about a spoonful of coconut oil. Once the coconut oil is sizzling, add in the vegetables. After the vegetable have cooked for about five minutes, add in a tablespoon of soy sauce and a bit more coconut oil. You'll want to make sure the vegetables don't stick to the wok.
Once the vegetables are cooked, turn the burner to low heat and add in the rice. Add a bit more soy sauce, and a little more coconut oil. Cook until the rice is heated.
Turn off the heat, and salt to taste.
The entire meal took about thirty minutes to prepare, and it was delicious, if I do say so myself. Did it taste authentic? Eh, probably not. But it was healthy and organic, which made me feel good about eating it, considering it is stir fry after all.
I've always loved cooking, but since being in a relationship with Joshua, I've learned that I really love cooking with someone. It's makes the process much more fun, plus, Joshua does the dishes afterwards, so I'm totally cool with that.
Maybe I'll have some stir fry for lunch. Anyone else thinking the same thing?