Vegetable Stir Fry with Sambal Oelek
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This simple vegetable stir fry can be made with anything in your refrigerator's veggie drawer. Give it an extra flavour boost with some Sambal Oelek.
Recipe type: Main, Vegetables
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday
Serves: 2
  • 1 extra small onion, cut into 8 sections and separated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • about 1 cup of small broccoli florets
  • 1 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 extra large portabello mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into coins
  • 2 tablespoons of sambal oelek (it's spicy so adjust to your taste)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive or oil of choice (you may need less or a tad more)
  1. For stir frys it is very important to have all the ingredients ready to cook. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, once warm add the onions and cook until soft. Add the mushrooms and cook until they have softened, they will release a dark liquid that will dye the other vegetables. Add the garlic, soy sauce and the sambal and cook another 2 minutes. Next add the broccoli florets and sauté for 2 minutes, then add the bell peppers and cook another 2-3 minutes. Please make sure to keep stirring the pan to evenly cook the vegetables and distribute the flavourings. Lastly add the zucchini coins and cook until they begin to soften -- careful as they are fragile. Taste and adjust soy sauce and/or sambal if necessary. Serve with red rice or white steamed rice or noodles of choice.
--Please notice that both the soy sauce and the mushrooms will give the other vegetables a darkish tone. It doesn't effect the taste, only the aesthetics.

--If you don't have sambal you can use any other chili sauce. Alternatively, if you don't eat spicy food then omit the chili sauce altogether or maybe, substitute with some oyster sauce.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at