Oriental express

Oriental express

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Cook: 15 mins - 25 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Savour a vegetarian stress-free meal that's super fast to make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal503
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs85g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt2.75g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, chopped into chunks
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • ½ tsp Chinese 5-spice powder or ground ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 300-340g packet fresh stir-fry vegetables
  • 2 x 250g packets ready-cooked express basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, or more to taste
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

Method

  1. First put the wok on the heat, then pour in the oil and bring it up to a medium-high temperature. Now add the onion and cook, stirring only occasionally, until it starts to brown – this takes about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the 5-spice powder or ginger and stir it around quickly for about 30 seconds. Next tip in the vegetables and stir them around, keeping the heat quite high so the vegetables cook quickly and stay crunchy. Keep cooking and stirring for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.

  2. While the vegetables are cooking, make a 2cm tear in the top of each rice packet, then microwave each packet separately for 2 minutes on full power. If you don’t have a microwave, put your rice on to cook according to the packet instructions before you heat up the work.

  3. Splash in 2 tbsp soy sauce and remove from the heat. Use more soy if you like but remember that it’s salty. If you want more sauce, splash in 1-2 tbsp water. Tip the rice on to plates, add the veg and eat immediately.

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Comments (1)

philinbrighton's picture
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Really nice take on what could be a "boreing old stir fry". adding the five spice and softening down the onions adds a really interesting nice sweet taste. I made mine with noodles rather than rice.

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