Friday, September 20, 2013

☯Vegetable Stir-Fry with Black Rice ☯

☯ Vegetable Stir-fry with Black Rice


*Note -For a Vegetable Stir-fry you can choose any vegetable 
under the rainbow that you like  !!!!
This is a great way to use up all your produce you have on hand !!!!

  • 1 cup Tri -colored mini peppers(sliced)
  • 1 cup Portobello button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup carrots(sliced)  
  • 1 cup Broccoli (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup corn (frozen or fresh from the cob)
  • 1/2 cup peas(frozen)
  • 1-2 tbsp Earth Balance Butter spread(Dairy /Soy-free)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced or 1 tsp gar;lic salt 
  • 1-3/4 cup of Black Rice (substitute Jasmine, Yellow,Basmati, Brown , or Wild rice)
  • 1/3 cup of Teriyaki sauce (I'm making mine soy -free)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste  
  • Dash or two,three,four, five Sriracha Sauce~
  • Garnish -sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds


First thing first ....Make the rice ....
Follow your rice cooking instructions ...
I'm trying something  new to me, Black Rice -Authentic ~Super-food  that is high in anthocyanin has higher amounts of vitamin E, contains 18 amino acids, iron, copper& carotene to name a few. Good for the kidneys,stomach & liver. It has a mild nutty taste in comparison to brown rice. 
*Note : Make sure you are using a Gluten -free Black rice, some Chinese Black rice contain a high gluten content!!!! 

Black rice has a deep black color however while cooking
 the water will turn to a deep purple .....
                                 After the rice is done cooking set aside .....
                                      Wash, Chop & Slice all vegetables  ....
                                   Starting first with the mushrooms ....
I cook my vegetables in a  "SOMEWHAT" orderly fashion 
in a pan(or you can use a wok) to  stir-fry.  
I coat the pan with some Olive oil ...
Once the mushrooms shrink in size then I add the  Earth Balance spread with garlic salt.
(I was out of fresh garlic so had to compromise)
I removed the mushrooms & set aside....
Let the Stir-fry begin !!!!!
Now for the remaining Veggies ...
I added the sesame oil to the carrots & peppers

                                                       Cook for 3-4 minutes .....

                                                                  Onions go in .....
 I used fresh corn from the cob, 
thanks to my Sous chef!!!

                                                    In they go along with frozen peas 
Lastly  I added the chopped Broccoli
and in goes back the mushrooms !!!

                                While the Veggies are stir-frying ......
                             I was making my soy -free Teriyaki sauce....
While my husband is using a brand Teriyaki sauce, 
mine will taste just as GOOD!
 Teriyaki sauce(Soy-free):
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp(squirts) Honey 
  • small drizzle of sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup CoCo Natura -Coconut Seasoning Sauce 

I replace The CoCo Natura -Organic Coconut Seasoning Sauce

 in any recipe that calls for soy sauce.

 This has a high source of liquid Aminos 


65% less sodium compared to soy sauce! 

Honey added to the Coconut Seasoning Sauce

Sesame oil & brown sugar went in .....

Corn starch ....

Blended all together ...Done !

 Add the "soy-free"
Teriyaki sauce
To the stir-fried Veggies !
(After the fact my hubby took his veggie portion out )
This is where the "yin and yang"
Comes into play....

My husband using traditional Teriyaki sauce & for me its soy-free)
Stir-fry for another 3-4  minutes 
All the veggies are well coated with flavor !!!!

Add Salt & Pepper 
I always use freshly ground !!!

I also use Pink Himalayan Salt !!! 

Plate up the Black rice ....
Top with the stir-fry veggies ...
 Garnish with Roasted sesame seeds ....
I top my stir-fry with a lil HEAT !!!
Sriracha Sauce !!!!

Get your chop stixs out