Spring Stir Fry with Savory Brown Sauce

One of our favorite quick and easy weekday dinners gets an update with a NEW yummy sauce

Fresh, Savory and Flavorful!

Our family loves a good stir fry. We probably make one once a week because they are quick and easy, always offer something for everyone and easy to change up and keep fresh with new sauces or veggies.

Tonight’s dinner does just that!  A simple stir fry with multi-colored cauliflower (something fresh and new), snow peas & bok chop (2 of my family’s favorites) and a NEW savory brown sauce to switch up the flavor.   Not shown, I also made stir fry chicken for the boys with the same stir fry sauce.

The brown sauce is simply  it’s vegetable broth, dry sherry, gluten-free tamari, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, honey and corn starch to thicken it. It comes together quickly and is really yummy!

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Spring Stir Fry with Savory Brown Sauce

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Spring Stir Fry with Savory Brown Sauce
 
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This simple stir fry is a weekday win! A mix of spring veggies, a savory brown sauce and rice, with the option to always add a roasted tofu or stir fry chicken.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Savory Brown Sauce (makes just over ⅓ cup, double if making chicken as well)
  • ¼ cup organic vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1½ tsp cornstarch
Vegetables
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 bunch (approx 5 large) green onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 6- 8 small baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise
  • 1½ cup cauliflower florets (try rainbow cauliflower for fun!)
  • 1½ cup snow peas, trimmed
  • Pea Shoots for garnish, optional
White or brown rice, cooked according to package.
Chicken (Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame oil, or combination of canola oil and sesame oil for sautéing
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package, approximately 1 lb, thin sliced organic chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
Instructions
Savory Brown Sauce
  1. Whisk ingredients except corn starch in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl.
  2. Place in a small saucepan over medium heat and stirring constantly, add cornstarch and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and let simmer for a few minutes for sherry alcohol to burn off, and for sauce to thicken a bit.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
Vegetables
  1. Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat.
  2. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger to pan; stir-fry 1 minute or until just fragrant.
  3. Add bok choy, stir-fry 3 minutes.
  4. Add cauliflower, stir fry another 2 minutes
  5. Add snow peas stir-fry 1 additional minutes.
  6. Add sauce to stir fried vegetables and cook for about 2 minutes until slightly thickened, fragrant and heated through.
  7. Serve over rice with or without chicken. Garnish with pea shoots.
Chicken
  1. Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat.
  2. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute until just fragrant.
  3. Add chicken and sauce to pan, and saute, flipping once, until cooked through, approximately 5 minutes per side.
  4. Serve with vegetables and rice.

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