Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was great–ate lots of goat cheese, saw American Hustle (didn’t really like it…), and finally held a handstand for the first time! 😀
I was possibly too excited about it, but it reminded me that practice makes perfect (not that either of those poses are perfect, but you know).
Ok now switching topics a bit, let’s talk about moms. Ohhhhh moms, aren’t they the best? Especially moms who cook. Lucky for me, my mom always cooked homemade meals when I was growing up. One meal in particular that I used to dislike that I have now come to enjoy is my mom’s stir fry. Back in the day, my brother and I would whine that this meal had too many veggies and was too healthy. Now, I’ve come to appreciate that aspect of it. Plus, it’s just freaking delicious.
This recipe is coming straight from my mom’s kitchen to yours. Though I did not come up with this one, I’m more than happy to pass her healthy recipe along for people to enjoy. It’s very simple, and can be completely vegetarian if you’d like. I chose to add shrimp to mine, and my mom usually adds beef to hers.
Mom's Stir Fry
- 2 c brown rice
- 4 c low sodium chicken broth
- 2 c green beans
- 1 c carrots chopped
- 1 c mushrooms
- 1/2 c celery
- 5 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- Once vegetables are chopped, cook in a frying pan with a dash of olive oil. Once cooked, pour into a bowl and set aside.
- In a pot, bring chicken broth to a boil and then pour into a large bowl; add red pepper flakes, soy sauce and corn starch and stir. While waiting for the broth to boil, cook shrimp over stovetop in a frying pan. Set shrimp aside once cooked.
- Coat a large frying pan with nonstick spray; add ginger. Heat on low and then add vegetables; stir frequently until thoroughly heated.
- Add liquid mixture to the frying pan mixture, along with the cooked shrimp.
- Simmer until liquid thickens. While simmering, cook brown rice over stovetop. Serve mixture overtop rice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Q: What is your favorite “mom” meal?