Friday, July 11, 2008

Simple Stir Fry with a Kicker

Here is a nice and simple stir fry with a bit of a punch.  I wanted to post one last time before my friend kristin from Canada gets here.  Between work and fun there will not be much time for blogging, but i will be sure to update on our food adventures.  Will be in Japan for a few days so hopefully i remember to photograph the food...mmmm....Be back at the beginning of august, unless i can squeeze a post in sooner.  I have walnut recipes gallore, but i will detail that later.

My Simple Stir Fry with a Kicker
2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
3 c. Veggies of choice*
2 c. Cooked brown rice
Soy sauce (to taste)
1 Minced clove of garlic
1 tsp. Basil
Cracked pepper
1 c. Cubed extra firm tofu

The Kicker
Korean pickled hot peppers + juice 
(use desired amount, I ended up adding more to it once it was finished and being devoured.)

* I used onions. carrots, celery, hot pepper and zucchini.

Saute veggies (except zucchini) for 5 to 10 minutes.  Add tofu, zucchini, basil, cracked pepper, garlic and some soy sauce, saute another 2 to 5 minutes.  Then add the brown rice with a bit more soy sauce.  Cook another 5 minutes.  In the last minute of cooking add the pickled peppers and juice.  Finitoed.

I am sure other pickled peppers would work too.  The ones I used were whole (so i chopped them) and in a dark brown juice.  A friend gave them to me and i am so glad she did.  I started adding them to other dishes like mock chicken burgs and such.  They jazz up food nicely.


Ricki said...

Hi Barbara,
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! It is much appreciated. And I'm glad it brought me to yours--looks like you've got plenty of yummy recipes that I'd like to try, too. Looking forward to browsing through the archives. And added you to my Google Reader. :)

...barbara... said...

Thanks Ricki,
I look forward to keeping up with your site as well....
It rocks.....
Let me know whatever you try out...