Orange Vegetable Stir Fry: because sometimes you need a twist on an old favorite.
Okay, those of you who read Baking With Mom regularly, know I like simple recipes. In fact, a motto around here is Simple Recipes for Busy Families. Recipes do not have to be difficult or lots of ingredients to be good. It just doesn’t.
In fact, just the other day, I threw together a sausage tortellini soup that was delightful and there was about 4 ingredients in it. It was raved about by my family. This Orange Vegetable Stir Fry starts with store bought veggies, put on top of a bed of rice and had a twist of flavor to it. If you want it to be a main dish with meat, add grilled chicken or steak.
Oh, that would be delicious.
If you want a side dish or a meatless Monday dish, this is the one for you. Vegetables are so filling and healthy. I often tell my husband that vegetables and rice fill me up completely and I don’t even need bread, sweets, whatever to make me feel full. It is truly mind over matter. I think I need something else to feel full, but I don’t. Then the next morning and I step on the scale and voila. A happy person, right there.
Of course, if you have a sweet attack, try No Bake Candy Bar Cheesecake Squares. You won’t be sorry. 😉
Orange Vegetable Stir Fry
As I was frying up the vegetables in my frying pan, I knew I wanted a twist to the regular soy sauce ingredients. I looked around my kitchen and spied some oranges.
I cut an orange in half and I squeezed the sweet orange goodness onto the vegetables. Oh the aroma. Oh the orange color. Delicious. It paired nicely with the vegetables and I had a twist to the regular soy sauce. What a win.
- 1 bag stir fry vegetables, broccoli, snap peas, carrots, etc
- 1 cup rice, cooked according to package directions
- 1 orange, cut in half
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- Olive Oil
- Drizzle 2 Tablespoons olive oil into a frying pan
- Heat on medium heat for 1 minute then add vegetables
- Add soy sauce and squeeze juice from orange, right into pan
- Cook and stir until desired doneness (about 5-6 minutes)
- Serve over rice
- Add cooked chicken or beef if desired