Let’s face it, guys. Sometimes life gets in the way and you may not have much time or energy to cook a decent meal that doesn’t consist of a frozen dinner or take out. Even preparing it in the beginning of the week can become impossible to do if your weekends are jam packed with events and social gatherings. I thought it would be helpful to provide you with an easy recipe to follow for a quick meal. This Szechuan Tofu & Green Bean Stir-Fry recipe I found on the Eating Well website contains ingredients you would normally have in the kitchen (except for the tofu which you may have to pick up on your way home from work). It goes great with a side of rice or rice noodles and has all the nutrients you would need to make it a healthy and nutritious dinner.
If you happen to have other vegetables on hand, feel free to add it to the wok. Broccoli and mushrooms work well to ensure you are getting a hearty meal. If you’re looking to incorporate Asian-inspired vegetables or just want to save on prep time, you can pick up a frozen stir-fry vegetable packet containing snow peas, broccoli, carrots and other veggies you wouldn’t normally buy at the store. Once you have that, you can throw it into a wok, cooking them until the water has evaporated, and then adding garlic, onions, soy sauce and hot peppers. Tasting as you go, ensures you can add more or less of the ingredients to your liking. To give it a little kick, add one (or more) squirts of Sriracha sauce! Please don’t go overboard if you don’t know how hot the sauce is!
To make a stir-fry, it’s best to use a wok, as it has the ability of frying the food in a shorter period of time without burning it. If you don’t own one, you can cook it in a large pot and reduce the heat. If this is the first time cooking this type of dish, try to remember not to burn you veggies and not to burn your tongue while tasting it!