My wonderful day of getting things done was followed by today, a day of getting only a couple of things done. We did get to music playgroup though, and on time too! Huzzah! I had a bean and beetroot burger planned for dinner but time just didn’t allow for it today and I didn’t seem to have time to do prep during the day (maybe the nice nap with Possum this afternoon and getting an awesome new baby wrap had something to do with it…). So a last minute decision was made to make Rainbow Fridge Clearout Stir Fry. I reckon every house has their own version of this. The same way every house does spaghetti bolognese different. They are both tasty, easy meals that are a great way of getting rid of stuff in your veggie drawer. So what went into ours?
First into the pan went: Coconut oil, 1 brown onion sliced, 2 cloves of garlic crushed, 1 long green red chilli cut thickly, 1 stem of lemongrass finely chopped.
Then went in: 500g pork mince, 1 Tbsp kecap manis, a few drops of sesame oil and 1/2 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce.
Cook until meat it done, then remove from the pan.
Then add: coconut oil, 1 sliced zucchini, 1 sliced red capsicum, 1/4 of a red cabbage, 2 carrots cut into matchsticks and a handful of green beans cut into 1/3.
Cook for a minute then add 1/2 cup of stock (I got to use my homemade chicken stock from yesterday). Cook until vegetables are nearly to your liking.
Then add: 3 small packets of udon noodles, some more kacap manis, sesame oil and sweet chilli sauce.
Push the noodles into the liquid to help break them up. Mix through.
Then add: your meat and onion mix.
Mix to combine.
Then add: chopped spring onions and chopped coriander.
Serve with a smile!
I went a bit light on the sauces and seasoning as I’m hoping this will be something Possum can eat tomorrow.
Rainbow Fridge Clearout Stir Fry
Affordability : EXCELLENT. You’re using up stuff that would otherwise go off, so as cheap as it gets! A great oppurtunity to get creative with flavours in the kitchen!
Time Factor : EXCELLENT. Chop and mix and you’re done! We don’t have a wok yet but that would make things even faster (though I did read today it’s healthier to cook your veg slowly so the oils your using don’t oxidise and become unstable).
Complexity : LOW. Make it what you will but no real instructions needed.
Deliciousness : MODERATE. Tummy filling, vegetable laden goodness. I love noodles.
Mess : LOW. One pan wonder. I like to get a bit TV cooking show, and have my veg prepped into bowls in the order they will be added ie onion etc in one and chopped veg in another.
Tummy Filling Factor : MODERATE – EXCELLENT. A bit more meat/protein would fill me up more, but still satisfied.
Possum Friendly? YES. Keeping the salt low with homemade stock and minimal sauces means this will be a good option for Possum. I made sure the veg were cut into shapes that are easy to handle and safe to eat eg carrots into matchsticks not discs. I’m hoping the chilli in it isn’t too much for her.
Would I make it again? Yes, of course. Everyone will!
Rainbow Fridge Clearout Stirfry