Multigrain vegetable stir fry

How to take a vegetable stir fry and transform it into a main meal? It is simple…just add a mix of grains and a protein in the form of meat or eggs. It adds interest and becomes eye catching. This stir fry is quick, easy and has all the fullness of a good meal.

Stir-fryFresh vegetables are essential for us but can be quite boring at times. So add some Asian sauces and a sprinkle of grains to create a different texture. This dish stands out with so much flavor, you’ll forget all about its amazing nutritional benefits and eat it for sheer pleasure. It has a delicate mix of flavors and everything cooked to perfection.

This delicious stir fry allows the vegetables to shine, especially when glazed with appealing sauces having hints of soy, honey and garlic.

stir fried vegetables with eggIngredients

  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables cut into long strips ( carrot, snow peas, green bell pepper, egg plant, mushroom, potato or anything)
  • 1/2 cup Mixed grains like quinoa, barley, millet etc
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey, garlic sauce
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • few sunflower seeds
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cook the grains in a 1:2 water or broth ratio.
  2. Heat a wok and pour 1tsp sesame oil.
  3. When it starts smoking throw in chopped garlic, ginger, chilli flakes and onion.
  4. Add the cut vegetables and toss them with a wooden spoon.
  5. Toss the cooked mixed grains with the vegetables.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. After a minute or two, the vegetables start to soften.
  8. Add the soy sauce and the remaining sesame oil and stir to coat.
  9. Serve with sliced egg, salt, pepper.
  10. Drizzle some honey, garlic sauce on it.

If all the ingredients are ready this dish can be done in minutes. A good stir fry is done with a small amount of vegetables at a time because they should not start to sweat or release a lot of moisture. Moisture should evaporate quickly and the edges should get caramelized in the high heat. It has to be stirred frequently to avoid burning.

vegetable stir fryYou can add your own choice of vegetables, depending on what you have on hand. I have added a few strips of potato because I like it.

stir fry with multi grainsThere are different textures and combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors to make it enjoyable. It’s also a great dish to eat as an appetizer or as part of a main course.

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14 Responses to Multigrain vegetable stir fry

  1. Mmmm liking the mix of this slot x

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  2. Colourful and healthy bowl with veggies. … love it…

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  3. I do something similar to liven up the salads I have for lunch. I never though of adding an egg. The plate looks so colourful. 🙂

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  4. coconutcraze says:

    Trying to eat healthy for a change! 🙂

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  5. Great idea..perfect one pot meal

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  6. Amithab says:

    For sure, I’m going to bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. And that’s because, eggs have always been on my table for well over 40 years. In short, great stuff, just wonderful and picture perfect.

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  7. Padma says:

    Wow!! Loving all the flavours in the veggies..Loved the addition of egg:)..Going to try and have some veggies:)

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  8. Loretta says:

    Brilliant stir fry veggie idea..You can throw just about anything in there and with those spices, it is bound to be good. I like the idea of using grains instead of the usual white rice. I’ll be trying my own version soon with leftover veggies 🙂

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  9. Sophie33 says:

    A fantastic looking healthy dinner! Lovely photos! YUM!

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