How do you kill the Chinese take out craving? Whip up some stir fry at home. It’s super easy, and when done right, super healthy!
Take any basic stir fry recipe and make a few modifications.
- Coconut oil instead of vegetable oil or butter.
- Low sodium soy sauce or Tamari instead of regular soy sauce. Another healthy alternative is coconut aminos. I do not have any experience with this what-so-ever. I know many people also use Braggs aminos instead of soy, but I question the “healthiness” of this product. For more information on these soy options, I found the following site to be helpful. Renegade Health Blog
- Sprouted brown rice or quinoa instead of white rice.
- Cut up whatever fresh veggies you have laying around in the fridge!
- “Fry” it all up and BOOM. Dinner is done.
The following recipe makes a ton of food! It feeds a hungry family of 4 easily.
- 2 cups dry Sprouted brown rice or Quinoa
- 1 can bean sprouts
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 2 crown of broccoli, chopped
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 1/2 c. coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 lbs peeled, deveined raw shrimp
- 1 bunch green onions
- 6 eggs
- Soy sauce to taste.
- Cook rice according to directions and set aside.
- Heat a spoonful of coconut oil in large frying pan.
- Mince or press 1 clove of garlic into hot oil.
- Add all chopped veggies. Coat with soy sauce. Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Then set aside.
- Add another spoonful of coconut oil to pan, scramble eggs. Set aside.
- In another pan sauté shrimp in 1 clove garlic, a little coconut oil so it doesn't stick, and a little soy sauce.
- In large pan heat remaining oil. Add cooled rice and amines to taste. Sauté about 5 minutes.
- Toss all ingredients back in pan and enjoy!
- Rice will "fry" better if prepared ahead of time and chilled.
- Rather than "scrambling" the eggs, I prefer to let them fry for a bit barely scrambled. Just enough to break the yolk. Then cut after cooking.