Vegetable stir fry is super quick, cheap and healthy too. Hoisin sauce has a much lower sodium content than soy sauce so is a good alternative for stir frys. Use any type of noodles, rice wheat or egg. Remember, root ginger can be frozen. Peel and cut it into chunks then grate from frozen next time.
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Season: Autumn, Winter
Type: Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
For the sauce
4tbsphoisin sauceorganic, fairtrade
1tbspRice wine vinegarorganic
1tsprunny honeyorganic, fairtrade
1limeorganic, fairtrade, juice & zest
For the stir fry
3tbspground nut oilorganic
2garlic clovesorganic, peeled and crushed
30groot gingerorganic, peeled and grated
6shallotsorganic, peeled and sliced
2carrotsorganic, scrubbed, sliced into matchsticks
350gbroccoliorganic or purple sprouting broccoli, cut into bite sized chunks
1green chilliorganic, halved, de-seeded and sliced small pieces (optional)
4tbspsesame seedsorganic, fairtrade
Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Boil the noodles until ‘al dente’, veering on the side of undercooked. Drain and rinse through cold water so they don’t stick. Set aside.
Place all the sauce ingredients in a cup and mix together until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over a medium to high heat. Stir fry the garlic, ginger and shallot for 1 minute.
Add the carrot and 1-2 tablespoons of the stir fry sauce. Fry for 2 minutes until the carrot starts to soften.
Add the broccoli, chilli and kale and 3-4 tablespoons of the sauce and stir fry for 3-4 minutes
Add the noodles and the rest of the sauce. Use 2 forks and lift and turn the noodles in the pan for 2-3 minutes until they are properly cooked and coated in the sauce.
Serve immediately and sprinkle with the sesame seeds
Not all eating together or in a hurry?You can prepare all the vegetables in advance and mix the sauce together, then you will only need just under 10 minutes to have dinner ready!Tip! To loosen the skins on shallots, place them in a bowl of boiling water for 2 - 3 minutes then rinse under cold water. Trim off the top and root ends then give them a squeeze and the skins should come off easily.[nutrition-label]