Monday, January 17, 2011

Eat your vegetables!

I am super blessed to have children that love vegetables!
Stir fry is one of our favorite meals. 
It's so easy and packed full of nutrition!
I've posted a similar recipe before, but this time I tried using fresh ginger.
It was a surprisingly good change! 
Zingy and full of flavor. 
Plus, ginger root is inexpensive and easy to use.
You'll want to try it if you haven't yet!

(For those of you who know me well...yes, I can't decide what my deal is with ginger.  Sometimes it adds to my nausea and other times it tastes perfect.  Go figure.  Maybe I'm carrying a child who will be prone to indecisiveness!)

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry
Brown Rice  (prepare according to package directions)

1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
Soy sauce
1 c. chicken broth
olive oil
1 large chicken breast, cubed
6 large carrots, sliced into 1/2 pieces at an angle
6 stalks celery,  sliced into 1 inch pieces at an angle
1 large head broccoli, cut into small florets
1 can water chestnuts  (I'm not sure about the nutrition here, but they add more great crunch!)
1 bag fresh bean sprouts
 Chinese Noodles (optional, but tasty!)

In a wok or large pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Add onion, garlic, and ginger.  Cook just until onion begins to soften.  Add raw chicken, 2 T. soy sauce, and chicken broth.  Cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked.  Add carrots and cook 2 minutes.  Add the rest of the vegetables and cook just until vegetables are steamed--but still very crisp.
Serve over brown rice and top with Chinese noodles.  Season with soy sauce as desired.

Our most satisfied customer!
He's asked for this meal every single day since we had it!


peter marie said...

Looks great!!
That picture of Carson is hilarious.

une autre mère said...

Your "old" recipe of this has been a hit in our family, but I haven't tried it with fresh ginger yet. I guess I'll have to add it to my grocery list! Thanks for the tip!

Mandi said...

That looks fantastic...and this prego momma now wants some RIGHT NOW! :)

FilledToTheBrim - Kate said...

I will be trying this, stir fry is one of my favorite meals!

Angie said...

That looks so yummy!

Much love,
Future Mama

Nicole said...

Yummy! We will have to try it! Sean and I love stir fry. Olivia loves the chicken in stir fry and Emelyn will eat anything :)