Fakeaway recipes to save cash and calories this summer
Ingredients - serves 4
Peanut or sesame oil
500g lean mince beef
2 carrots, sliced
1 brown onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
Teaspoon of grated or powdered ginger
Teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice
100g of button mushrooms, sliced
6 Tbsp of light soy sauce
4 Tbsp of oyster sauce
100g Vermicelli noodles
Prepare noodles according to packet instructions, then set aside.
Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Add mince and brown.
Add carrots and stir fry for five minutes or until they begin to soften. Add onion and stir fry for two minutes. Add pepper, garlic, ginger, and five spice. Combine ingredients and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to stir-fry.
Once all veg in softened, add the soy sauce and oyster sauce, stir through, and simmer for around 5 minutes.
Add cooked noodles and mix everything together.
Serve and enjoy!
3. Healthier fried rice
Ingredients (to serve 4)
1 cup quinoa
1 veggie stock cube
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 white onion, chopped
4 chicken breasts, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 handful broccoli, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 eggs, broken into a bowl an beaten
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Rinse quinoa a few times in cold water.
Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan with the veggie stock cube, and then reduce to a simmer. Season with salt.
Simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is fluffy and cooked through. Remove from heat and let set for five minutes or so. Fluff with a fork.
Heat the sesame oil in a large sauté pan over a high heat. Add onion and carrot, cook about two minutes then add chicken and cook until sealed.
Add remaining veg and cook until it starts to soften.
Add the quinoa and stir-fry about two minutes.
Add soy sauce and mix through. Make a well in the centre of the quinoa, pour eggs in and stir them until scrambled, then mix everything together thoroughly. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds to serve!