Ever found yourself saying that?
I’m hungry, I need lunch, and I only have a half hour?
Ever find yourself hitting the cupboard for sandwich fixin’s and chips, or worse fast food, when that happens?
Well, me too. That is, until I came up with this little recipe. It’s dirt cheap to make, tastes good, and is actually pretty good for you.
Sound like I am going to tell you it can all be yours for only $19.99? With free shipping if you call right now?
Yep, I thought so. Well this ones on the house, enjoy it.
I know I do.
Brad’s Wanna be Stir Fry:
We are going to have three “teams” of ingredients going on here. Just like your favorite Chinese restaurant you get to pick one from each column.
The carbohydrate team:
1 package of Ramen noodles, any flavor. Cook according to package directions, drain, then set aside. Don’t add the seasoning packet yet.
2/3 cup of rice measured dry (brown or wild is best). Cook according to package directions, set aside.
The protien team:
4 ounces of leftover meat, your choice, diced. (I prefer chicken)
a 4 ounce chicken breast tender, cooked and diced.
a small can (8 ounce or so) can of beans. (red kidney or great northern both work)
The Veggie team:
About a half bag (2 cups or so) frozen veggies. remembering that some veggies, corn in particular, has a lot of carbs. This is supposed to be the veggie (or fiber) team so I tend to stay with your basic mixed vegatables, perhaps throwing in a Wiscionsin blend or premade stirfry veggie from time to time.
The cooking for this one is simple. Get yourself a big ‘ol frying pan (I use a 14 incher with deep sides). Spray it down with a bit of cooking spray, and drop in your frozen veggies. Add salt, pepper, and any other spices you feel like at this time.
Cook over medium high heat (7 out of 10 on my stove, your milage may vary), stirring frequently. Keep this up until the veggies are completley thawed and starting to brown a bit, about ten minutes or so.
Once the veggies are ready to go toss in your protien and carbohydrate teams. Add about 1/3 cup water at this point, if you used the ramen noodles add the seasoning pack now, otherwise add any spices you may have missed earlier. A teaspoon or so of powdered chicken bullion works well also if you used the rice.
Keep the heat to it and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or so, until the water is mostly cooked off. Toss it in a bowl and enjoy.
Yes, its wanna be, because it’s not a true stir fry. It sill tastes yummy though. The best thing about this is you can mix and match the different parts of the meal to make something different every day.