This is, by far, one of my favorite new go-to weekly recipes.  I love how I get my veggies and my Asian food fix all at the same time and it doesn’t leave me feeling bloated or tired after consuming it.  When I make this dish, there are never leftovers.  It is a super simple and flavorful recipe.  I know that I posted a Chicken Stir Fry dish a few months back, but I wanted to post the new sauce I created and the vegetarian alternative.

Here’s the lowdown –

For the Stir Fry

  • 2 Zucchini, diced
  • 3 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Bell Peppers (I chose one Red & one Yellow), sliced
  • 1 cup Bok Choy, chopped
  • 1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms (can substitute with Baby Bella), diced
  • 1/2 red or yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
  • 1/2 tsp fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil (this is a very strong oil so make sure you don’t have a heavy hand when adding)
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice, cooked
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Water Chestnuts, diced (optional)

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes (if you don’t like heat cut this amount back to 1 tsp)
  • 1/3 cup Honey (I used Tupelo Honey)

Directions for Stir Fry – Combine all the veggies, sesame seeds and sauce in a WOK or large skillet and heat over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, depending on desired texture of your veggies.  Toss mixture often to combine and for even cooking.  Spoon serving over rice.

Directions for Sauce – In a small sauce pot combine all ingredients and heat over medium-low heat whisking often to prevent scorching for 10 minutes.  Set aside until ready to add to stir fry.

Vegetarian StirfryI love the simplicity of the sauce since I can never find a sauce that I completely love in the store that isn’t full of junk.  This sauce you can make ahead and keep a batch in the refrigerator and just grab and use as needed.  I like to use the sauce over other veggie dishes that I make to give it a little extra flavor.

4 thoughts on “Vegetarian Stir Fry over Basmati Rice

  1. My wife is a fantastic cook and I am the lucky one that gets to eat all this fantastic food! This is one of my favorites too!

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