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Peanut Ginger Stir-Fry

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Description

Satisfy your craving for stirfry with this fresh, healthy, affordable recipe that's easy to make at home. 

Ingredients

3 tablespoons
vegetable oil (divided)
1  
red onion, diced (medium)
1  
red bell pepper, diced (cored and seeded)
2 cloves
garlic, minced (peeled)
1 tablespoon
fresh ginger, minced (peeled)
1  
broccoli head (chopped peeled stems and florets)
1⁄4 cup
water
1 cup
peanuts, chopped (lightly salted)
2 tablespoons
vinegar (use rice vinegar for an authentic taste)
1 teaspoon
hot sauce (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium. Add onion, red bell pepper and sauté until soft, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and ginger. Sauté 30 seconds more.
  3. Remove these vegetables from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Turn heat up to medium-high. Add the broccoli to the hot oil and stir-fry about 8-10 minutes. Add water to pan as broccoli cooks.
  4. Reduce heat, add the vegetables back in and add remaining ingredients.
  5. Stir and let sit covered for another 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve over brown rice, whole grain pasta or riced cauliflower.
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Notes

  • Try almost any vegetable in this quick cooking method meal: summer squash, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, bok choy, water chestnuts, cauliflower or whatever you need to use up in your refrigerator.
  • Add a few ounces of cooked meat to boost the protein further.
  • No nuts on hand? Try mixing in 3-4 tablespoons peanut butter into the soy sauce before adding to the pan for a nutty taste without the crunch.