Today I’m pleased to share a vegetarian stir-fry recipe that you’ll be able to find served up in primary schools across the UK from September, as it’s directly from the Department for Education’s Children’s Food Trust.
It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and is packed with veg, but gentle on spice so it should win the favour of most kids. I have adjusted the quantities to feed a family of four, rather than an army of school children!
broccoli, broken into small florets
/ 1/2 medium red pepper, deseeded and sliced
dried egg noodles
spring onions, sliced
root ginger, chopped
light soy sauce (I used reduced salt soy sauce)
lemon or lime juice
Heat the oil in a large wok. Add the broccoli and red peppers and stir-fry for 5 minutes Cook the noodles according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
A great mid-week quick, healthy dinner is a stirfryand this one didn’t disappointment. Add the chicken back into the wok, then pour in the sauce andstir over a medium heat until the chicken and vegetables are evenly coated and the sauce is thickened
Next add the red chilli and cook for a minute or so, then add the tender stem broccoli. Add the noodlesand a good splash of soy sauce and keep everything moving while everything has it’s remaining cooking time
Mix in the noodlesandstir together. Add the broccoliand mushrooms, stirfry for a few minutes. I think I probably do a stirfry about once a week, so I’m always trying to find new and interesting flavour combinations and sauces to create to keep things interesting
I use whatever vegetables I have in, but always courgettes andbroccoli. Sticks of celery are a life saver if I get the mid afternoon munchies and My Fitness Pal is a handy app that I use to keep track of my calories on my ipad and phone
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When the meat is brown and sizzling transfer to a warm plate with the juices return your pan/wok to the heat and when it's sizzling hot add the remaining oil add the chilli, garlic, spring onions and ginger andfry, stirring almost constantly for two minutes