Ultimate Veggie Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce and Green Herby Rice using Pura Coconut Oil
The team at Pura kindly sent me some of their lovely products to try and challenged me to create a healthy and easy recipe.
I’m always up for a challenge and as you know I’m a huge fun of both quick and Asian inspired flavours so I decided to make a veggie stir fry with peanut sauce with green herby rice – I think it ticks all over the boxes.
Stir frys are a brilliant quick dinner, they can be whipped up with any veg you have in your fridge and they’re also one of the best ways of incorporating lots vegetables into your meal. I’ve used some of my favourites here, cauliflower, broccoli and sugar snaps which all retain a gorgeous crunch but old favourites like carrots, peppers and mushrooms are also delicious.
What can I say about this peanut sauce – well it’s super peanutty so I’m in heaven. And it’s super versatile – it’s brilliant as a sauce for stir frys but it’s also a delicious marinade for tofu or used as a dipping sauce.
I also love adding extra veggies and herbs to rice, quinoa etc so that’s exactly what I did here and added big handfuls of spinach, coriander and mint to my rice. I think it complements the stir fry perfectly.
I used Pura Coconut Oil Blend Spray to cook my veg and it’s a lovely blend of coconut, sunflower and rapeseed oils. In a convenient spray and totally flavour free which is great if you don’t want the oil to flavour your dishes. Pura Coconut Oil Blend is also high in Omega 3, it is lower in saturated fat than traditional coconut oil.
It’s actually brilliant for cooking pancakes, as you can just use a quick spray to coat the bottom of the pan rather than using lots of oil and getting greasy rather than fluffy pancakes. And flavour free – happy days!
Here’s a little bit more about Pura Coconut Oil Blend
Pura Coconut Blend range includes two products: a liquid blend and a spray
Pura Coconut Oil Blend is combined with Rapeseed and Sunflower oil
Pura Coconut Oil Liquid Blend (500ml) – The liquid consistency is perfect for roasting,basting and frying. RRP £4.00
Pura Coconut Oil Liquid Blend Spray (200ml) – The handy spray format offers portion control, making it a great choicefor stir frying and basting. RRP £2.50
Stockist: Pura Coconut Oil Liquid Blend is available from Asda,Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
Thank you Pura Coconut for sponsoring this recipe.
IngredientsPeanut Satay dressing
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- Juice 1 lime
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 knob ginger
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 cup Brown Rice
- 2 handfuls Spinach
- 1 handful Coriander – including the stalks
- 1 handful Mint
- Veg stock
- Juice 1/2 Lemon
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Twist black Pepper
- 4 sprays Pura Coconut Oil Blend Spray
- 1 onion roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic sliced
- 70g baby corn
- 1/2 small cauliflower
- 1/4 head broccoli
- 80h sugar snaps
- 1/2 courgette sliced
- 2 tbsp coconut yogurt/milk/cream
For the satay sauce;
- Add the ingredients to a mason jar and shake well to combine
To cook the rice;
- Cook the rice in veg stock for added flavour.
Add the herbs to a blender or food processor and blitz quickly until you the greens are roughly chopped. Add to the pan with the cooked rice and stir well.
- Finally squeeze in the lemon and season.
For the stir fry;
- Heat a large frying pan to medium then spray with oil. Add the onion and fry for 7-8 minutes until soft and browning. Add the garlic and all the veg. Fry for 3-4 minutes until the veg is cooked but still crunchy then add the peanut sauce, stir to combine and cook for a further minute.
- Finally add in the coconut yogurt, milk or cream and stir well.