A favorite long before I started cooking vegan food, or went to Thailand on vacation :-)
Besides the nutritional value, stir-fry and is very easy and quick to prepare, and you can make it with practically any vegetable left in your fridge.
You can read more in detail about the varieties of stir-fries in my post here.
Watch this video to see how I do it
Or you can read it
It all starts with
2 Bell peppers
Hot pepper (optional)
2 medium Zucchinis
1 medium Onion
2 top flowers of Broccoli
3-4 large Mushrooms
250 gr Rice noodles of any shape you like
1 cup Coconut milk
1 tbsp Yellow curry paste
3-4 Garlic cloves
And this is how it gets done
Slice or chop the onion, bell peppers, zucchinis, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, garlic, basil, parsley and cilantro.
Heat olive oil in a deep pan and start with frying the onion for 2 minutes.
Each vegetable has its own timescale on the frying pan, from almost fresh and crunchy seared at the edges, to soft and sweetly slightly caramelized. I try to enjoy both worlds so I start with the vegetables that get sweet - onion, carrots, bell peppers and zucchinis, and afford them the longest frying time. When they start getting brown edges, I add the rest.
Add the broccoli, mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper, yellow curry paste, and stir for 1-2 minutes.
You can time when to add each vegetable, to get as much crunchiness as you would like in each bite.
This is the point where - if you're cooking for non-vegans too - you can seperate some of what is in the pan to a different one, and continue in making a non-vegan version as well.
Add the parsley, cilantro and mint and stir into the mix.
Prepare the noodles as specified on its packaging. The rice noodles I use need to boil in water for 2-3 minutes before being added, as shown in the video. Make sure to follow the basic instructions on the packaging about how to prepare the noodles you have.
Add coconut milk and stir for 2-3 minutes to make sure everything is covered in sauce.
Add the noodles and stir for 2-3 minutes until it all comes together.