Stir-fry Veggies on a bed of noodles

I only ever eat one of the two things at my work cafe – the stir-fry veggie bowl or the taco salad. Occasionally there is a good soup or two (by a stroke of luck) or a good Indian dish – but those are really rare. Ive seen the bowl guy make the stir fry so efficiently and so quickly, I always think, all one needs is a bunch of veggies, a sauce and noodles or rice and it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to put this dish together. Last evening when I checked the fridge tray, I did happen to have quite of the eligible veggies on hand, so I thought its a good chance to give this one a try at home. For those who eat at the cafe, I ended up making a herculean full-portion version and I was so stuffed at the end of it, it was difficult to move. So I put on the latest episode of “Bones” on Hulu and did just that – “not move” 🙂 🙂 🙂 Which reminds me, I need to re-start the gym’ming routine from next week if I really want to keep up with this cooking-eating schedule 🙂

Back to stir fry … here’s how I made it.

Ingredients:

1/2 pack of noodles (any type) – cooked and drained
1 broccoli head – cut into florets – washed and drained
1/2 onion – cut into cuboidal pieces
1 green/red bellpepper – cut into cuboidal pieces
7-8 small mushroom heads – washed and sliced
1 tblsp sun dried tomatoes, if you have it on hand
1 tblsp stir-fry sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tbslp garlic
1 tsp red chilli flakes or 1 tsp red chilli paste
Salt
Oil

Method:
1. After draining the broccoli, place them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes to make them a little soft.
2. In a large wok, heat oil. When piping hot, add the garlic and soy sauce. It might stick, so quickly stir.
3. Add the onions and bell peppers. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
4. Now add the broccoli. Stir. Finally add the mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. (The order is basically in terms of the amount of time required to cook)
5. Stir all veggies and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
6. Now add the stir-fry sauce. If you have the concentrated variety, dilute in a tsp of water and then pour over the veggies. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chilli sauce and stir. Taste and adjust salt if required.
7. In a plate, lay a layer of noodles or rice or couscous and ladle a layer of these cooked veggies over it. Or you can add the noodles/rice into the wok itself and mix with the veggies.
8. Serve hot!

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~ by kharasmithaas on January 31, 2010.

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