Ingredients for stir-fried vegetables with vegetarian pieces, noodles and turmeric
- 400g vegetarian pieces
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 2 carrots
- 300g fresh or frozen peas
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 500ml vegetable stock without yeast
- 2 fresh crushed chili peppers
- 3-4 tbsp Hoisin sauce
- 5 tbsp Light soy sauce
- A pinch of pepper
- A pinch of paprika powder
- 1 tsp ORAC Botanico mix
- 1 package of noodles with turmeric, approx. 500g
Preparation of stir-fried vegetables with vegetarian pieces, noodles and turmeric
- Wash, peel and cut the vegetables into strips.
- Then put the coconut oil in a wok and heat it.
- Then add the vegetables step by step based on the different cooking times and sear until crisp.
- Meanwhile, place a pan of salted water on the stove and bring the water to a boil.
- Turn off the heat, add the Chinese pasta to the hot water and let it steep for about 2 - 3 minutes (the Chinese pasta should not be boiled).
- Then drain the pasta and arrange on the plates.
- Then add the vegetarian pieces to the vegetable mixture and fry until there is hardly any liquid left in the pan.
- Keep stirring in between.
- Then add the peas and heat very briefly.
- Deglaze the mixture with the soy sauce, the hoisin sauce and the vegetable stock.
- Then add the finely ground chili pepper, let it reduce briefly and then season with black pepper, paprika and the herbs.
- Let the mixture steep without heating.
- Then arrange the stir-fried vegetables with the vegetarian pieces and sauce over the noodles in the plates and decorate with chili threads. Serve while the dish is still hot.
Tip from Stefano:
Stir-frying vegetables: fast and healthy
Stir-frying is something which we in our Western cuisine have enthusiastically adopted from Asian cooking. It's an extremely easy and fast way to get a healthy meal onto the table, with or without an Asian dimension. The benefit of stir-frying in a wok is that you need very little oil and can add heaps of vegetables. You can even add fruit, if that takes your fancy. Supermarkets have started to capitalise on this trend by offering precut vegetables, making it even easier to prepare a healthy meal.
Tips for stir-frying vegetables without losing the nutrients
A stir-fry recipe is a perfect way to get your daily serving of vegetables. How can you make sure that your vegetables are perfectly cooked? Stir-frying is done very quickly over a high heat. Good preparation is the essence of stir-frying, so make sure you cut your vegetables in advance. Try to cut them into even-sized pieces. Use a heat-tolerant oil or fat, such as coconut oil or red palm oil. Always start by stir-frying the vegetables which take the longest to cook, followed by the vegetables which will have the most influence on the flavour of the dish. These types of vegetables include onion, garlic and shallots. Start with hard, high-fibre vegetables and add leafy vegetables last. This is the best way to make sure your vegetables lose as few nutrients as possible.