There’s only one thing that I wish my parents had let me do when I was a kid. I’m fine with the 11 p.m. curfew on New Year’s Eve, but I wish those sticklers let me spend more time in the kitchen (hi mom & dad!). With two working parents, quick meals were the norm but as a picky eater, two-ingredient meals were the norm for me. Enter hot dog stir fry—the meal that my parents would make almost every week. For me, it was simple hot dogs and rice. But now that I’m older, I’m down with a little more color and flavor.
Spicy Sausage Stir Fry
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 bell pepper, diced
3 baby bok choy leaves, sliced
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced
1 tsp. black sesame seeds
1 cup. shredded sweet potato
2 spicy sausages
2 cups brown rice, cooked and frozen
1. Heat a large pan on medium heat and toss in your frozen rice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Let those cook for a couple of minutes until the rice softens.
2. Now mix in everything else and fry for 8-10 minutes until all of the vegetables are al dente. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!
P.S. Not a registered dietician, but I do cook with only fresh ingredients (minus frozen rice).