Easy Mix & Match Stir Fry

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Easy Mix & Match Stir Fry 

Course: Recipe
Servings

3

servings
Active Time

15

minutes
Total time

35

minutes
Cost Per Meal/Person

$1.77

I am not sure where I got this recipe.  It is from an online recipe blog, but I printed it quickly and the blog name didn’t print on the side of the page.  We absolutely love this and usually make it once a week.  You pick your protein, veggies, and stir fry sauce and serve over rice, so this dish can be different every time.  We usually make it with tofu, broccoli, onions, and the lemon sesame stir fry sauce.  I consider this an all-in-one meal since you have protein and veggies all together, so I don’t make anything on the side with it. 

The original recipe also included recipes for some other sauces that you might want try: 
Hoisin Peanut stir fry sauce: 
¼ cup creamy peanut butter 
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce 
2 tablespoons water 
2 teaspoons lime juice 
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 
 
Thai Lime & Basil Stir Fry Sauce: 
2 tablespoons soy sauce 
1 tablespoon fish sauce 
3 tablespoons brown sugar 
3 tablespoons lime juice 
1 teaspoon cornstarch 
1 bunch fresh basil leaves 
 
Coconut Sweet Chili Stir Fry Sauce: 
½ can coconut milk 
¼ cup sweet chili sauce 
2 tablespoons soy sauce 
2 teaspoons lime juice 
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 
 
Maple Ginger Stir Fry Sauce: 
3 tablespoons soy sauce 
5 tablespoons maple syrup 
1 teaspoon sesame oil 
¼ – ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 
2 tablespoons finely grated ginger 
1 teaspoon cornstarch 

Ingredients

  • 14 oz block tofu (or 1 lb chicken breast, 1 lb thinly sliced steak – whatever protein you desire)

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped into big one inch pieces

  • 1 broccoli crown – cut into one inch florets

  • 2 cups cooked rice

  • For The Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1 TBS lemon juice

  • 4 TBS brown sugar

  • 3 TBS soy sauce

  • 1 TSP cornstarch

  • 2 TSP sesame seeds

Directions

  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients.
  • Prepare your tofu. Drain on paper towels with something heavy on top to release the moisture, then cut into 1-inch cubes. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan or wok. Add 4-6 cups of your veggies (broccoli & onion, in this case). Cook for 5 minutes or so, until tender but crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add another 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Cook tofu for 6-8 minutes, turning over once halfway through.
  • Add the entire batch of stir fry sauce. Cook for 2 minutes until heated through and sauce has thickened a bit.
  • Return the veggies to the pan and toss everything to coat in the sauce. Serve over rice and enjoy!

Total Cost of meal

  • 14 oz block tofu = $1.80 
    1 yellow onion & 1 head broccoli = $2 
    Sauce ingredients (soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, etc) = $1 
    2 cups cooked white rice = $0.50 
    Total cost of 3 meals = $5.30
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