I’m on a mission this week to use up all the food I can from what I have on hand. I’ll be heading out of town for a month this weekend, so I’m trying to avoid another trip to the store. This should be interesting because the pickins are already getting a bit slim. However, last night’s creation turned out to be quite yummy, so I figured I would share ☺.
This is a perfect dinner if you’re looking for something light, but still delicious and satisfying. It’s a good source of your B vitamins (especially folate, niacin, and B6), vitamins A and C, potassium, iron, zinc, and fiber. It’s also very low in fat and provides a third of your daily protein (and complete protein to boot!). The only area I might tinker with some more is the sodium content. While it’s surely much lower than your typical stir-fry, it still contributes to over one third of the recommended limit for daily sodium. So feel free to experiment with that element.
Light & Bright Stir-Fry
2 oz soba noodles
½ c sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 c carrots, julienned
2 large baby portabella mushrooms (3.5oz)
1 c stir-fry vegetables, frozen
0.33 c edamame, frozen
1/8 t thyme, dried
2 T Chablis (white) cooking wine
½ T soy sauce, lite
½ T spicy ginger teriyaki sauce (any kind you’d like to use here is fine—just watch the sodium content!)
2 fl oz water
1 t cornstarch
Heat a medium frying pan (or wok if you have one) over medium heat (wait to add ingredients until a flick of water sizzles on the pan). Add onion, garlic, carrots, thyme, and cooking wine. Cook for 3 mins, tossing frequently (if things are sticking, add small amounts of water). Add the frozen stir-fry vegetables, edamame, and mushrooms. Cook for about another 4mins, continuing to toss. Reduce heat to low.
Bring water for soba noodles to boil in a separate pot. Cook according to instructions (usually only about 3 mins of cooking time with heat dialed down to low after adding the noodles).
Combine cornstarch, water, and soy sauce in a small dish. Add to stir fry, stirring constantly until evenly distributed. (If the sauce looks too cakey and sticks to the vegetables, add small portions of water until looks more glossy). Add spicy ginger teriyaki sauce, stir, and remove from heat.
Toss in soba noodles and bon appétit!