Stir-frying is one of my favorite ways to cook. It’s fast. It allows for the addition of lots of flavor without a lot of fat. Add some leftover rice with a little bit of meat and lots of chopped vegetables and you’ve got a full meal.
It’s also a great way to use leftovers. As you can see on this plate I made the other day, you can use whatever you have on hand and come out with something really good that’s low in fat and salt.
All of the ingredients here are leftovers. I started with some assorted vegetables and some turkey smoked sausage in a hot wok pan with a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil. To this, I added some minced garlic, a bit of ginger, toasted sesame oil, and tamari soy sauce. Then, when everything was heated through, I added about 3/4 cup of brown rice. I tossed that around a bit and transferred to a plate. I topped the food with a bit of ground black pepper and a few chow mien noodles for crunch and I was ready to eat. About ten minutes from various ingredients in the refrigerator to a plate full of hot, healthy food. It doesn’t get much better than that for a quick easy meal of leftovers.