I know I already posted a stir fry recipe – but when I’m in a time crunch (which is like always) this is my go to dinner. It’s got the protein, veggies and the side of carbs that helps fuel and fill me up without question. Try it out for yourself!
**DISCLAIMER: this recipe is SO SIMPLE that it might even sound a little ridiculous when reading it. But that’s the beauty of it people.
Either full chicken breast or shrimp (about 8 pieces)
Liquid Amino Acids (or soy sauce)
Garlic (2-3 cloves)
Rice (brown, wild, white, whatever floats your boat)
Any or all of these veggies: onion, pepper, broccoli, mushroom, snap peas, carrots, baby corn, scallions, green beans, water chestnuts (<– just found out those are actually vegetables too)
You’ll be using two pans here. One for the meat, one for the veggies.
Pan 1: MEAT
- Thaw completely.
- Cut into small cubes or slices.
- Let marinate in small bowl with liquid amino’s and teriyaki for 5 minutes or so.
- Turn stove to medium heat.
- Dump bowl of chicken into pan and spread out the pieces so that they don’t overlap. Let them sit like that until the bottoms start browning.
- Flip to let the other side brown.
- Turn heat to high for a minute or so to cook chicken thoroughly and to make the outsides a little more done (while leaving the insides tender)
- Take right out of the freezer and thaw completely under hot water.
- If they have shells on them, remove them.
- Place all shrimp on paper towel to dry them off so they aren’t covered in water.
- Turn pan to medium heat. Add a little olive oil to make sure shrimp won’t stick.
- Add shrimp, again spacing evenly on the pan.
- Let cook on one side until the bottom-facing sides becomes opaque. Flip shrimp over and repeat on other side.
- Add minced garlic to the pan before shrimp are completely cooked through and stir around evenly.
- Once both sides are almost completely cooked through, splash amino acids and teriyaki sauce on shrimp and mix shrimp for even coverage.
Pan 2: VEGETABLES
- Choose your vegetables.
- Cut your vegetables however you want.
- Turn pan on medium heat, heat with olive oil.
- Put vegetables in pan.
- Stir them around for like 8 minutes or until they become a bit softer.
- Add in minced garlic clove for extra flavoring. You can also add the soy sauce and teriyaki sauce if you’d like.
- Keep stirring around until they’re to your liking.
- DONE. It’s that simple.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
I personally use Minute Rice Cups because… it only takes one minute. Idk if they’re healthier or less healthy but whatever its rice and they taste great and they’re quick and easy.
So IN CONCLUSION: Put meat in the bowl. Put the veggies in the bowl. Put the rice in the bowl. Leave them separate or mix them all together, it’s your food so you do WHATEVER you want:) Tada!