Thursday, April 29, 2010

What's for Dinner Wednesday...Stir Fry!

I know, I know, it's Thursday. I'm a day late. We had my wonderful uncle over for dinner last night, and the good company, good food, and good wine postponed my recipe until today.

Dinner included another Ocean State Job Lots steal--Organic Soba Noodles. For $1! I love that place. I've been trying to cook a better variety of grains (we have so much wheat and rice!), and since soba noodles are made with wheat flour and buckwheat flour, the fit the bill. And they're SO good....Mike found them a little slimy, but I think I may have just overcooked them a little.

I cook a stir fry almost weekly, my own recipe of figuring out the best mix over the years...using whatever veggies I have on hand and a package of tofu. Here's the details:

Tofu Veggie Stir Fry with Soba Noodles

1/4 c. sesame oil
1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
1/2 c. soy sauce
1 large clove minced garlic

2 carrots, grated
1 small onion, chopped
1 small head baby bok choy/a few handfuls of chopped kale/baby spinach...any greens you like!
2 stalks celery, chopped
a few handfuls of broccoli
10 mushrooms, sliced
1 package firm tofu, cubed

Mix sauce ingredients in a bowl, and add cubed tofu to marinate while you prepare veggies.
In a large pan, saute onions in a little olive oil until almost cooked.
Stir in carrots, celery, greens, and mushrooms (and, really, any other veggies your little heart desires...the more the merrier!!).
Add a splash of sesame oil (the flavor is incredible) and pour in just a splash of your tofu marinade and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until veggies are cooked.
Add remaining tofu and sauce, and warm through.
Adjust seasoning as needed--sometimes I add just a little more soy sauce or rice wine vinegar if it tastes bland; just do a little at a time!
Follow cooking directions on noodle package, and serve with veggies on top.



  1. yum!!
    we had whole wheat gnocchi with a garlicky tomato/broccoli/kale sauce.

  2. That looks yummy! too bad I could NEVER get Billy to eat tofu! I LOVE using sesame oil. Delish!

    You should look into FoodBuzz. Its an advertising site for foodie blogs and you can put it on your sidenbar. Just a thought. :)

  3. Hey- this is going to be long! But this is something I think you guys will love.

    Stacked Burrito pie

    2 T EVOO
    1 Med onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves finely chopped
    2t chili powder
    1t cumin
    1/2t salt
    3/4 water
    1 can black beans
    11/2 corn
    4 tortillas
    1/2 C sour cream
    1 C salsa
    8 oz shredded cheese

    add evoo, onion (whatever veggies you want, I did grated carrot) and sautee add the garlic and other spices, add black beans water and corn, bring to boil- when water evaporates it's done- let cool
    heat oven to 350 using a 9" spring form pan- grease- place one tortilla, then 1/4c sour cream and salsa, then layer bean mixture, then cheese- then repeat ending up with 4 layers, with a final spinkling of cheese. Serve with extra sour cream.
    Bake 30 mins.
    This is a great meal to have Lainey help with, Cooper loves to help me count the layer and sprinkle the cheese!