Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vegetable Stir Fry

gluten-free and dairy-free

This is my go to stir fry recipe. After first trying to eat gluten-free I was surprised to learn that most Asian food is not gluten-free because of soy sauce. I continue to be surprised as I find hidden gluten in unlikely places. This recipe has all the oriental flavor you would expect but is made gluten-free by using tamari.
Tamari is a delicious sauce - which taste very similar to soy sauce - but it is made from soybeans instead of wheat. You can find it in most grocery stores near the soy sauce.

1 red bell pepper
1 small crown brocolli
1 large carrott
5 baby bella mushrooms
2 green onions
5 baby bok choy
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
3 Tbsp tamari
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 lime squeezed
1 small package of Asian style rice noodles
1/4 cup peanuts
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

First in a large mixing bowl place the noodles. Pour boiling water over them in the bowl - enough to cover them - and let them sit in the water while you cook the vegetables.
Next in a large wok or deep skillet heat 1/2 cup water over high heat. While the pan is heating thinly slice the red pepper and carrot and cut the broccoli crown into florets. Add broccoli, red pepper, and carrots to the pan. Cook them in the 1/2 cup boiling water until the water dissolves. These are the vegetables in this dish that take the longest to cook - and the boiling water gives them a little head start.
While the broccoli, red pepper, and carrot are starting to cook, mince the garlic and ginger, chop the green onion, slice the mushrooms, and chop the bok choy. Once all the water has cooked out of the pan add the olive oil and remaining vegetables, ginger, and garlic. Cook over high heat stirring frequently. Once all the vegetables are hot and slightly softened add tamari, honey, sesame oil, and lime juice. Stir all of the veggies and sauce together.
Strain the noodles of all of the water, and add the noodles to the pan. Mix to incorporate. Turn off the heat. Top individual servings with nuts and cilantro. Enjoy!


  1. I am definitely going to give this one a try!

  2. this was absolutely delicious!! A FIVE STAR recipe!