Spicy vegetable stir fry with cashews

It’s surprisingly tricky to find veggie stir fry recipes online that don’t feature a vat of noodles or rice alongside. Nothing wrong with rice or noodles but one aspect of weight management and nutrition is to control carbohydrates – not omit like a fad diet would, but simply control. Stir fries are a quick and easy way to get a whole bunch of nutrients and fibre, and this one has nuts too – you could add prawns, chicken or beef if you were not feeling the veggie love.
  • Serves
  • Prep
    10 mins
  • Cook
    10 mins
  • Difficulty
  • couple of tablespoons of coconut or groundnut oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, smashed!
  • thumb-size piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • handful of mange tout
  • handful of baby corn
  • 2 handfuls of beansprouts
  • 1 head of broccoli, broken into mini florets
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 red pepper, also julienned
  • any other veg you fancy chucking in, julienned or finely chopped
  • 100g of cashew or peanuts
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • feel free to add rice wine, oyster sauce, sweet chilli sauce (2tbsps) or any of those sorts of condiments to taste
In a large wok heat the oil then fry the garlic, ginger and chilli for a minute, without burning.

Add the onions and fry off a little bit without browning.

Add the rest of the veggies (you might want to do it in two batches as overloading your wok will make the stuff steam, not fry) and keep the heat very high, stirring until they are cooked but still a bit crunchy.

Add the nuts and soy sauce, and any other sauce you might be using, such as oyster.

Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds and add a bit of sweet chilli sauce to taste if you wish.
Nutrition info
Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, D, E, folate. Minerals – Iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper.
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Michael Pollan
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