Vegetable Rice with Spicy Peanut Sauce is quick, easy way to use leftover rice and whatever vegetables you have on hand. As versatile as your imagination.
I always make extra rice in my rice cooker so that I can use the leftovers another time as plain rice or, more often, stir fried with vegetables. Rice freezes beautifully and keeps in the fridge for many days. I was making dumplings with peanut sauce the other day for a dinner party and thought, hmmm, why not put the peanut sauce on a vegetable stir fried rice? Well, needless to say, this was not an original thought – there are plenty of similar recipes out there – but I didn’t see one with the peanut sauce mixed into the rice. Anyway, I tried it and voila – very tasty! If you like peanut anything, you’ll like this.
You can use any vegetables you want of course and add as much or as little of the sauce as you want. In fact, if you prefer, you can serve the sauce at the table and let the diners put on their own sauce.
- In addition to using leftover rice, use a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables and follow the directions
- To cut down on the stir fry time, you can microwave the hard vegetables like beans or broccoli for about 90 seconds in the microwave before adding them to the stir fry.
- Use quinoa or noodles instead of rice. Many kinds of rice will do, but I wouldn’t use sushi rice or short grained rice as it will become too mushy with the sauce.
- Leave out the grains (carbs) altogether and just add the peanut sauce to the stir fried vegetables.
- Add some chopped or grilled chicken or tofu for a more complete meal.
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