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Super Sizzling Stir Fry
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Super Sizzling Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 mintutes

I love Oriental food, and one of my favourite dishes to cook at home is a stir-fry with noodles. Not just because of its delightful spicy flavour, and because it is relatively healthy, if you don't use too much oil, but also because it is so quick and easy! This one that I cooked the other night only takes about 15 minutes from beginning to end, including preparing the vegetables. I have taken to buying the type of noodles that are pre-cooked in a packet, and which you put straight in the wok/pan with the veg, etc. (no boiling them first). My particular favourites at present are the Singapore-style noodles, which have a lovely curried flavour. I don't have a wok at present, but I use a large non-stick frying pan, which gives good results.

So it is just a matter of tipping it all in a hot wok or frying pan, stirring it round for a few minutes, and hey presto! It sizzles a lot as you cook it, so it is quite noisy, but it is worth it..

(Disclaimer: You may be forgiven for thinking that this dish is not vegan, as in the photo it looks as if it has prawns in it. But they are cashew nuts, I swear!!! I thought I should clarify that before the Vegan Police come for me!!)

 Ingredients (Serves 2)

1 small onion, diced

1-2 garlic cloves, crushed

1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, eg sesame or sunflower

½ of a yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced into slivers

1 small red chilli, finely chopped

8-10 large chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

Pinch of cayenne pepper

½ small head of broccoli, sliced into florets

1 good handful of cashew nuts

1-2 glugs of soy sauce

1 150 g packet of soft straight-to-wok noodles


1) Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan on a medium-high burner. Add onions until soft and transparent, about 5 minutes.

2) Add garlic and chilli and cook for 1-2 minutes.

3) Add the mushrooms, pepper, broccoli and cashew nuts and cook until softened, 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

4) Lastly add noodles, soy sauce and salt and pepper and continue to cook for around another 5 minutes on a high heat, stirring all the time, until veg is tender and some of the moisture has been absorbed.

5) Check seasoning and serve immediately.


Enjoy, let me know what you think! Your votes and comments are much appreciated.

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  1. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Haha....yeaaa...they're lookin like tiny prawns....but dont worry we trust you.. :P Anywaz...I love sizzlers....all taste, no mess! Thnz for the easy gonna try it real soon...voted! :)
  2. kristo
    Simple and Yummy! You can also add crushed ginger for an extra boost of Asian-ness. voted!
    1. Veganara
      Thanks guys. You are right Kristo, I could use ginger as well, hadn't thought of that! Must get some. Do they eat stir-fries a lot in Indonesia?
  3. SnakeWitch
    This sounds like it is a colourful stir-fry, too. And I adore throwing in nuts like you did, it's so good! The only thing I would add here is a bit of fresh ginger root. Yum! Voted!
  4. sweedly
    Looks very tasty. What type of flavor does ginger root add to a dish such as this? Is it spicy or tangy. I use ginger in my pumpkin pies and take as a herbal help, but have not used it much in cooking. Voted.
  5. moregreensplease
    Stir fry is one of my most favorite dishes to cook. Colorful bellpepper are a very nice accompaniment to many great dishes, just last night I was thinking about coming up with dish that orange bellpepper could be a main ingredient. Vote #10


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