People often tell me that they find eating healthy time consuming and even expensive – but, quick, budget friendly, and filling stir fries like this are my proof that that’s not necessarily the case.
Economical and filling Ramen noodles (minus the “sauce” packet) were a lifesaver when I was in college – in fact, my roommates and I had “once a week Ramen noodle get-togethers”. There were four of us and every Thursday evening, we would have a “Ramen-night”; with concoctions like “fried vegetable Ramen”, “TufoRamen”, “Ramen and turkey balls”, “Ramensagna”, and “Ramen pilaf with boiled eggs” occupying center stage on our little fold-able table.
As time moved on and we went our separate ways, Ramen noodles started to gradually fade out of my weekly grocery list till about a year ago, when I came across some Black Rice Ramen Noodles by Lotus Foods at Whole Foods (by the way, I am not being compensated for this – I just adore these noodles). These Black Rice Ramen Noodles were vegan, gluten free, low in sodium and fat – and they helped bring Ramen-recipe ingenuity back to my daughter’s and my dinner table!
On evenings when we have to be everywhere but home, stir fries are my go to! Today I would like to share this stir fry, which starts off with an immune boosting base of roughly chopped and sauteed onions, ginger and garlic. To this I added a hefty serving of kale, celery, red pepper, corn and black beans and threw in some ready-in-four-minutes Black Rice Ramen. I am not very organized in laying my ingredients out, but, I like to chop my veggies as I go – so while the onions are sauteing, I chop the red pepper and celery, etc. If, however, chopping is not your thing – a cup or so of frozen veggies of your choice will also work their magic. After all these colorful ingredients were in the pan, I added some turmeric, cayenne, coriander, paprika and chili powder to unite them all so that each mouthful would be approved by my picky teen!
I am so honored and thrilled to be guest posting for Bobbi over at Bam’s Kitchen today! I have drooled over Bobbi’s delicious Sakura Shortbread Cookies and Chewy Black Sesame Cookies (I have the stained keyboard to prove it) for a very long while. I have long admired all the healthy eats and treats Bobbie strives to feed her boys – in spite of the busyness of life. Like Bobbi – I try to keep most of my eats and treats somewhat healthy and tasty for my picky teen. Please head to Bam’s Kitchen to grab this full recipe.