Vegetable Stir Fry With Cauliflower Rice And Kale (w/ Trader Joe’s Brand) Recipe | Sip Bite Go
This broth based stir fry is a great WFH lunch or weeknight meal that is quick, easy, and packed with healthy veggies. For this recipe demonstration, I’m using Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry. You can make this vegetable stir fry with cauliflower rice, kale, and any other vegetables you’d like. Let’s make it!
Pan fry the main vegetables for the stir fry. Add olive oil to a medium sized pan or wok on the stove on medium-high heat. Once olive oil is hot, add fresh vegetables: carrot, asparagus, onion, and cauliflower (regular - do not add the riced cauliflower yet). Do not add kale at this time. It is a thinner vegetable that cooks quickly, and will be added towards the end. Cook the vegetables for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add cauliflower rice and corn. In this particular demonstration, I used Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry, which comes with frozen corn, but you can use any cauliflower rice and just add the frozen corn. This particular variety of Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice has some vegetables like the frozen corn in it. Otherwise, add corn at this time. Stir all the stir fry vegetables together for 1 minute.
Add vegetable broth. Stir, turn the burner heat down to low, cover work or pan, and let simmer for about 5 minutes. You can check at the 3 or 4 minute mark, to make sure there is still a little liquid left in the pan. This will keep the food from sticking. If the water has dissolved, add 1-2 tbsp more and cover until finished.
Uncover and add fresh chopped kale to cauliflower stir fry. Stir on low heat for about 1 minute, until liquid has dissolved. Plate and enjoy immediately, topped with fresh diced avocado and Thai basil.
Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry is what I used in this recipe, but you can use any cauliflower rice plain or frozen with mixed vegetables. I prefer to add it after the main raw vegetables have started to cook, because it cooks quickly since it’s smaller than the diced stir fry vegetables.
This recipe uses a simple vegetable broth stir fry sauce. It’s light and easy. See the note below for how to use a premade stir fry sauce, like Trader Joe’s teriyaki sauce. I use it all the time, like in this Trader Joe's Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons stir fry recipe.
You can make vegetable broth from bouillon. In this cooking demonstration, I used vegetable bouillon (which is so handy to have in the fridge for recipes on the fly). I mixed ½ tsp of vegetable bouillon with 4 oz water (half a cup), then used that as vegetable broth.
Broth substitutions. You can use any broth - chicken or beef broth would work just as well. If you don’t have broth, you could use 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce plus ½ cup of water.
Meal prep stir frys for the week. On Mondays, I’ll make a work from home lunch stir fry, and dice up enough vegetables to have for the week. Then it’s easy to make this recipe on the fly, saving time prepping it.