Take out your chopstick, find a good movie on Netflix and get ready for all the satisfaction of teriyaki stir-fry take out and none of the guilt! This maple ginger stir-fry satisfies even the strongest craving for takeout. This dish is super easy and is filled with broccoli, bell pepper, spiced chickpeas and green beans. The ginger maple stir-fry sauce is filled with savoury soy sauce, spicy ginger, maple syrup, toasted sesame oil and garlic.
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Prepare and cook the rice: In the sink, place the rice in a strainer and rinse it well. In a pot, add the brown rice, water (1 cup, 2 cup, 3 cups), salt (1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp) and pepper (1 pinch, 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp) and stir. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
Preparation: wash and dry the vegetables. Cut the broccoli* in bite size florets. Cut the bell pepper in 1/2 cm thick slices. Cut the ends of the green beans.
*Note: Get the stink outta here! Broccoli can have a strong smell. To minimize the smell, open the bag under running cold water. This will minimize the smell and rinse your broccoli at the same time.
Prepare the stir fry: In a pan, add oil (1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 1/2 tsp), bell peppers. Cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the maple ginger stir fry sauce, the spiced chickpeas, the broccoli. Cook on medium/high heat for about 2 minutes. Add the green beans and cook a additional 2 to 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the vegetables are cooked but still crunchy.
Prepare the garnish, assemble and serve: Separate the leaves of the cliantro.
Serve in individual plates by placing the rice at the bottom of the plate and topping it with the vegetables. Garnish with cilantro.
Dr. Craig Herrington, Nathuropath
Owner of Regina Naturopathic
Broccoli contains a powerful compound called sulforaphane. Recent research found that sulforaphane has the potential to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Cooking with Kids
Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician
Owner of Beyond Baby Nutrition
Serve ”Yum” foods with new foods. When your child sees food they recognize it may entice them to explore other new foods. For example, this dish may be served with plum sauce.
Cooking for kids?
Feel free to slowly introduce new vegetables to children.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 4 and 5.
- Prepare the stir fry
- Prepare the garnish, assemble and serve
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.