Sometimes I have a lot of leftovers in my fridge that need to be used before they begin knitting their own sweaters. One of the easiest ways to use up food is with a stir fry. This is also a good option if you are in the position I was in today: craving something tasty but at a loss for the time required to usually creat said tasty dishes.
In my fridge:
- Kashi 7-grain pilaf, cooked
- soy sauce
- lime juice
- vegetables (freezer, technically)
I also had a little peanut sauce leftover from last week. I added a little bit of the necessary ingredients to make some more for my lunch. To make the sauce (taken from a BH&G cookbook my ma gave me), use the following:
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (I use crunchy)
- 1/2 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- pinch red pepper flakes (I’m a wimp, so I don’t use much)
Heat in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds and stir to combine.
In a skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, stir fry the frozen vegetables until soft. Add the pineapple chunks, then the Kashi pilaf (or brown rice, or even noodles). Drizzle your peanut sauce on top and let it all heat up.
I topped the mixture off with some sesame seeds for a slight crunch.
What kind of leftover combinations have you created? What’s your go-to lunch option when you’re in a time crunch?