Monday, January 30, 2012

Stir Fry with Rice

Happy Monday Everybody,

How was your weekend? Did you do anything interesting? 
As for me I had great weekend, did little bit of this and little bit of that but  the most of all cooking was the biggest part. Made a bundt cake that did came out as I planned, but it was eaten anyways. You know when the craving for something sweet kick in and you don't care that it's not as sweet, it doesn't look like it should and  I think that I mixed too many stuff in there using apples, bananas, and blueberries+almonds...I am not quiet sure what I did wrong but the important think was that it was eaten..will post the photo on a Facebook because recipe is not something that you really want to try!:))) trust me!!!!
I ate pork for the first time in a 6 months and it was just a few small pieces..It's not that I am not fan of fine lean chunk of pork, but my stomach have hard time digesting so I am avoiding it as much as I can. 
I bought small package because it was so red, and fresh that I just had to get it and make this stir fry. Recipe is very simple, and I posted a while ago something similar using peas, however this one is what I usually make and just instead of the pork I am using lean Angus beef or chicken breast. Vegan and Vegetarian friends don't get offended just use tofu or just plain veggie stir fry! Vegetables used in this dish were fresh and not frozen or canned. 


Stir Fry with Rice
Stir Fry with Rice Serves 4 
Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbs. Oil 
  • 6 oz. of Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 Green Pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 Red Pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, Cut into strips
  • 1/2 onion, slice into thin slices
  • 2 Large Carrots, julienne 
  • 2 slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup of Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Tbs. Low sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Tbs Oyster Sauce 
Simple and Easy recipe for Stir Fry with Rice

Directions:
  1. Cut meat into thin, not more than 1/2 inch thick slices(as you can see on the photos)
  2. Cut Peppers, Onion, and Carrots. 
  3. Wash the Broccoli and cut the root off leaving only florets.
  4. Preheat the oil and drop the meat and few ginger slices in. 
  5. Cook until you see brown on both sides. 
  6. Drop in the veggies and get that brown as well, but stir so it doesn't burn.
  7. Add broccoli because you want this just to get few minutes of cooking.  
  8. Once the water is evaporated add Soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir.
  9. At this point you can combine cooked rice with a Stir Fry, but it is optional
This meal even though it has pork,  it is packed with vegetables, flavor and nutrition. I used only 6 oz. of pork tenderloin for 4 people and it is less than a portion size for one person. 
One more fact about pork that I recently found out searching on the internet:

3 oz. of pork tenderloin have 1.02 g of Saturated fat and 2.9 g of fat, compared to 86 g Saturated fat and 3 g total fat in the same amount of skinless chicken breast and 2.58 g and 9.25 g, respectively, in skinless chicken thighs.

Rice:
If you have rice cooker then read instructions how to cook rice. 
For stove top:
1 cup rice
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Wash the rice under cold water until the water is almost clear.
Turn the heat on high and add water in the pot with rice.
Add bit of salt and stir.
Cook on high until it boiles, then reduce on simmer, stir and cover.
15 minutes simmering, turn off the stove and let it stand in the pot for next 10 minutes to steam up.
After 10 minutes, take the lid off and fluff the rice. 


Wishing you all wonderful, healthy and bright week!!!

Your Friend,


                              Sandra 




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28 comments :

  1. I love a good stir-fry! Yours looks wonderful! Sounds like a good relaxing weekend to me :)

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  2. Not to worry Sandra, I can totally relate. I've had things come out wonky or just plain weird! lol Thankfully, just like you - I've been able to eat it, but obviously its not fit for a post. Its great fun though! Plus you get to have another go at it. And I hear you about pork. I'm not into it, but I may have to do a pork recipe because it has been requested in FB lol! Great stir fry recipe - I love the simplicity and how attractive it is. I think my son would eat it! Yaay! Take care! :-)

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  3. The vibrant color of the veggies in this stir fry really does make me want to try it! It looks so healthy and sometimes I do crave this type of stuff. Also, lightly seasoned means that all that freshness really comes through when eating it. Thanks for sharing this one and sorry the cake did not turn out the way you wanted.

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  4. I am not much of a pork eater, but this something I would love with chicken breast, Your picture looks great! a perfect lunch for me.

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  5. @Erin, Thanks sweetie!

    @Lyn, :)) I am happy that you understood what i wanted to say..Thank you for stopping!

    @Tina, I am not much a cake baker..I could make a bread out of this world, but cake...hmm not so much!:) Thank you for visiting me again!

    @Lola, Chicken is great with this dish too..but since I didn't eat pork in so long it was just to change it up a bit! Great lunch overall! Thank you!

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  6. I love stir fry! Your recipe looks delicious Sandra! Buzzed ya and about to retweet it too. Thanks for sharing, have a good one! =]

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  7. Thank you Kym so much..I just saw your RT..:)) xoxo

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  8. I love stir fry with all those wonderful veggies and a little pork tenderloin. It's so healthy and colorful. I have had several recipes, that haven't turned out as planned. I can learn from my mistakes, hopefully. That's part of cooking.

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  9. Yayyyy! Thank you for the wonderful book! I can't believe I won! Sorry I came so late to thank you, it was a very hectic day...but this winning make me happy at the end of day. I don't own too many cookbooks, so this is really nice.

    I love your stir fry picture. It'a complete meal with carb, veggie, and meat. That's my go to recipe for a busy day, and definitely love the ginger flavor!

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  10. @Becky, Yes you are wright we all learn from our own mistakes..that is part of the cooking right?!:)) thanks for stopping by!

    @Nami, Congrats again! I hope you will find a book helpful and useful for your new diet change.
    I love to have meals complete..moderation, balance but less fat and more nutrition. Thanks for visiting!!!!

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  11. Love the action shot with the chopsticks! And we won't get mad for you eating pork! :D EVERYTHING in moderation honey! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. I love stir fry night. It is always so nice to throw together some veggies and protein with a little spicy sauce and there we go!

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  13. I love stir fries like this, Sandra - so colorful and tasty! With a bowl of rice, it's just perfect!

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  14. @Tiff, :)) Thank you for understanding..Have a wonderful day!!!xoxo

    @BigFB. I have to agree..it's fast lunch or dinner, tasty and everybody like it!:)

    @Tina, Thanks sweetie..we can't go wrong with a rice.

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  15. Mmm I could do with some of this steamy sautéed vegetable dish! I love Chinese, Thai Malaysian - any oriental food :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Fresh Fruit Tart

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  16. What a stunning stir fry! I rarely eat pork myself, but you're right that a small amount goes a long way.

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  17. Not only does t sound healthy but it looks so colorful .. definitely helps to increase the appetite!

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  18. This looks so good...I'm trying to get into making more Asian food at home since I know it's healthier than eating out! I just posted a recipe for Blood Orange-Sesame Chicken Lo Mein...saving this one for next time we get a craving for Chinese!

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  19. @Choc Chip, I am huge Oriental food fan..I am making it often sometimes with meat and sometimes without..Thank you do much for stopping by!

    @Cucina, Like I said It's not that I am not eating pork or don't like it but have hard time digesting..but my teas help a lot so I can enjoy eating it again even though it's less than potion.Thank you for visiting again!


    @Kankana, Thanks sweetie..nothing beats the colorful dish..the more color the more nutrition and it doesn't taste bad:)) Thank you for coming!!

    @Wendy, You have to try this combo..it's very light despite the pork part..it is more balancing the whole plate/bowl! Thank you for visiting me!!!

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  20. LOVE stir-fry's -- we have it all the time!! It's our go to cooking for an easy, delicious and nutritious weeknight meals :)

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  21. Stir fry is my favourite when I have little time to cook. your stir fry looks good, and packed with veggies.

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  22. Sandra, I really love the simplicity of this dish. It's colorful, fresh, healthy and incredibly delicious. I could have a bowl every day!

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  23. This bowl is perfect for me! Yum :)

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  24. Oh yum! I love a good stir fry - with chicken, beef, pork OR tofu! Any which way :-) This looks fab! Glad you had a nice weekend.

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  25. Oh that looks so yummy, I love simple stir frys like this and luckily for me so does my family! I've missed you and reading your blog, hopefully I can get caught up on all your yummy new recipes soon! <3 ya!

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  26. gorgeous photos. I love stir fry its one of my favorite things to eat. I hope all is well Sandra! take care

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  27. Your stir fry looks delish. Love the photos as per usual.

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  28. Hi Sandra - Your stir-fry dish looks so good. Stir-fry dishes are so simple, healthy and delicious. I think people make more stir-fries.

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