Good morning all! Sorry to miss you yesterday, but it was a hectic weekend! I left a comment about it on Erin’s post yesterday. I hope everyone is doing well and cheerfully preparing for the holidays!
In case you’re looking for a quick and easy dish to whip up for dinner, today’s post is about a teriyaki vegetable recipe. This recipe is easy to adjust to your personal tastes and whatever is available in your house or at the store.
Feel free to substitute frozen vegetables (as I did with the broccoli), but be aware they cook faster and get mushy quicker than fresh vegetables. Also, I’ve noticed a big difference in the quality of different brands, so get the best frozen vegetables you can find/afford.
There is a note about adding chicken, if that’s your preference, at the end.
1/2 large white onion (or a small one)
6 garlic cloves
small head of cauliflower
basket of crimini mushrooms
red bell pepper
1/2 bag frozen broccoli (fresh broccoli didn’t look so good last week)
small can of water chestnuts (Mike loves these, I don’t)
Fresh Direct Teriyaki Marinade (substitute any teriyaki marinade, make your own, or use soy sauce)
2 tablespoons corn starch
- Chop vegetables to desired size for stir fry.
- Line a large skillet with water and fry garlic and onions together until onions are soft and translucent. Watch carefully to make sure garlic doesn’t burn.
- Add cauliflower, then bell pepper, then mushrooms and frozen broccoli, giving each a minute. Add teriyaki marinade and water as necessary.
- In a small bowl whisk a cup of marinade with two tablespoons of corn starch. Pour mixture over vegetables in pan and allow to thicken.
- Serve over cooked brown rice (cook rice ahead of time or while chopping vegetables) and enjoy!
If you would like to add chicken to this recipe: Marinade boneless skinless chicken breast in teriyaki marinade. While stir frying vegetables, bake chicken around 350-400 until done about 20 minutes depending on the size. Cut up and serve with vegetables and rice.
What’s your go to quick and easy meal when you’re busy?