There’s nothing as good and as delicious as veggie stir-fry and nothing better than delicious stir-fry made in a matter of minutes, prep work and all. There is really no need to spend huge amounts on a bag of takeout when you can whip up a savory and spicy veggie stir-fry at home with just a few ingredients and 25 minutes of your valuable time.
I love stir-fries!
If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you’d know by now that I’m a huge stir-fry fan. I could stir-fry just for the whole of Africa. I love the sizzle of onions, tomatoes or leafy greens in a skillet. It is like music to my ears. No wonder our next quick fix meal had to be this Asian inspired veggie stir-fry.
Last week’s quick fix meal was this finger-licking delicious oven-fried rice. Some of you have tried it already and loved it. I mean, I didn’t expect the resonance to be this good. You guys keep crushing it like a pro cook baby. If you haven’t done so already, watch me make some right here.
Why this veggie stir-fry should be on your table today
Let’s talk about how to cook my version of Asian veggie stir-fry for a minute. One, let’s get this out-of-the-way, you don’t need to be a Chinese chef or own a Wok to make this recipe. Ha! I knew you’d take a deep breath …out haha! This veggie stir-fry can be made by just about any home cook with a skillet.
Two, you’d be thrilled to know that you can make this dish in under 25 minutes start to finish. Love, you’ll be out of the kitchen before your brain receives the signal for hunger. No more screaming children and grumbling stomachs. Great huh? I know!
One more reason why you should enjoy veggie stir-fry now
Three, you’ll be amazed to know that the veggies and some of the ingredients used in this recipe can help you blast that belly fat. Take zucchini, for example, it is so low in calories but high in the satiety factor which keeps you fuller for longer thus contributing to your weight loss goals.
Or chili pepper. Because of the compound capsaicin found in chili peppers, you’re in for a vitamin A, and C boost. If you are obese with a cholesterol problem, studies have shown that chili peppers can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Talk about good food. This Asian veggie stir-fry is fully loaded with all kinds of nutritive goodness. And it’s low-carb friendly too. Double win!
Yes? O.k. let’s get right into the recipe. You can watch me make it below and please do subscribe to my channel for more Zeelicious food for body and soul.
And oh, before I forget, November is our ‘food for feasting’ cooking month when I cook up a storm to get you all prepped up for December. So tell me, what are your favorite African festive foods and which ones should I demonstrate on Shapeupafrican TV in November? Leave me your favorites in the comment area below.
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- 500g broccoli
- 500g skinless chicken breast
- 1 large zuchinni
- 2 carrots
- 1 onion
- 2 red and green chili peppers
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 tsp. lemon grass powder
- 1 tsp. coriander
- 1 tsp. sambal manis
- 75ml Wok oil (or olive oil)
- Salt and seasoning to taste
- Wash, drain and chop veggies into desirable sizes and set aside.
- Slice chicken breast in bite sizes. Add coriander, sambal manis, lemon grass powder, soy and oyster sauce as well as salt and seasoning. Mix well and let marinate for up to an hour.
- Heat oil in a Wok or skillet and stir-fry chicken for a few seconds then add onion. Once onios become transluscent, add carrots, broccoli and zucchinni respectively stir-frying each veggie for a minute before adding the next veggie.
- Once the last veggie has been added, add chili peppers, taste for seasoning and add if necessary. Stir-fry for 2 more minutes and serve hot with basmati rice.
- 1. Veggie stir-fry can also be made with your local ingredients of choice if you do not have access to Chinese spices like soy or oyster sauce.