Chinese Stir-fry recipe

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  • ¾ pot of water
  • pasta or rice
  • salt
  • peanut oil
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh vegetables including: broccoli, water chestnuts, snow peas, baby corn, carrots and green beans
  • peanuts
  • sesame oil
  • stir-fry sauce (eg. peanut sauce)


  1. Fill pot ¾ with water and set to boil.
  2. When water boils, add preferred type of pasta and follow cooking time indicated on the package.
  3. While pasta is cooking, add a light layer of peanut oil to a pan and heat.
  4. After 1 minute, add frozen vegetables to pan. If also adding fresh vegetables, wait until frozen vegetables are lukewarm before adding to pan. Stir vegetables.
  5. Occasionally stir pasta as well to keep from sticking. Add a dash of salt. Remove pasta once cooking time is done and drain. Pour into bowl.
  6. When vegetables are warm, add peanuts to pan. Cook until vegetables are hot, adding 2 drops of sesame oil for flavour.
  7. Remove vegetables and pour over pasta. Add stir-fry sauce as desired.

Serves 1 (multiply by desired number of guests to serve more)