Easiest Stir-Fry Ever

      Easiest Stir-Fry Ever

      Looking for a “Stir-Fry for Dummies”? Here you go! Absolutely no chopping and no sauce making. Make it with or without chicken.

      Hands-on - 30 min.
      Serves 6.


      Uncle Ben's whole-grain instant brown rice, dry 3/4 cup
      water 1 1/2 cups
      onion 1 small
      skinless, boneless chicken breasts (optional)* 3 (4 oz each)
      oil (canola or sesame) 1 T
      frozen mixed stir-fry vegetables 2 bags (16 oz each)
      La Choy sweet & sour sauce 1 jar (10 oz)
      slivered almonds or chopped walnuts or cashews 1/2 cup


      • Place rice and water in a medium nonstick saucepan.
      • Cover, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Set timer for 5 minutes.
      • When timer sounds, remove from heat and allow to sit, covered.
      • Cut onion into wedges and chicken into strips.
      • Heat oil in a nonstick wok over medium-high heat. Add onion and chicken.
      • Stir-fry until chicken is browned.
      • Add vegetables to wok (no need to thaw). 
      • Cook 11 to 13 minutes to desired tenderness. It's ready when the water from the vegetables evaporates.
      • Stir in sweet & sour sauce and nuts. 
      • Let cook 2 more minutes, then serve over brown rice.

      *As another option, 12 oz. extra-firm tofu cut into strips works great instead of chicken.

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      Nutrition information

      For scant 1 cup stir-fry (with chicken) over 1/2 cup rice  
      Calories 347
      Calories from Fat 23%
      Fat 9 g
      Saturated Fat <1 g
      Fiber 8 g
      Cholesterol 33 mg
      Sodium 338 mg
      Protein 20 g
      Total Carbohydrate 44 g
      Sugars 15 g


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