Saturday, February 6, 2016

Peanutty Vegetable Stir Fry

MmmMmmmMMMM!  Do I love stir fries!  Not only are they quick and easy to make, they use relatively inexpensive ingredients, are a breeze to clean up after, and are the perfect leftovers!  Stir-fries can also be quite versatile depending on what veggies, sauces, and spices you have on hand.  Tonight I made a stir fry from some veggies I was needing to use up, some rice I cooked this weekend, and a flavor I was craving, peanut butter!


  • mixed stir fry veggies
    • 1 bag frozen veggies, or
    • 3 cups fresh veggies, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped dark greens (kale, collards, spinach)
  • 3-4 cups cooked brown rice
  • Amys Spicy Peanut Sauce
    • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
    • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
    • 1/4 tsp minced ginger
    • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional)
  • stir fry toppings (just some ideas)
    • chopped peanuts
    • chopped green onion
    • cilantro
    • basil
    • sprouts
    • lime juice

  1. Prepare all stir fry veggies.  In a large non-stick skillet, water saute the vegetables until tender.
  2. While the veggies are cooking, in a smaller skillet, whisk together the Spicy Peanut Sauce ingredients over medium heat until it starts to bubble and the sauce thickens.  Add more water if the sauce becomes too thick.
  3. Once veggies have finished cooking, add the cooked rice and prepared peanut sauce to it.  Mix well, then add in the chopped dark greens.
  4. Cook over medium heat until rice is heated through and the dark greens have lightly wilted.
  5. Add more soy sauce and red pepper flakes to taste.
  6. Serve hot with any of the suggested toppings.
Amys notes:
  • This is a very versatile stir fry.  Use whatever veggies you have on hand, or for an even faster dinner, use a frozen stir fry mix.  I used fresh red onion, green bell pepper, mushrooms, and broccoli in mine.
  • The spicy peanut sauce is one of my favorites and I make it all the time.
  • To top my stir fry off, I added chopped green onion and cilantro.  It added the perfect flavor punch to an already yummy dish!

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