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Veg Quick and Simple Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Stir Fry is a quick, nutritious, and versatile dish that showcases the delightful crunch and mild sweetness of cabbage. Often stir-fried with a mixture of colorful vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, and onions, it's seasoned with garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil to enhance its flavors.

 Veg Quick and Simple Cabbage Stir Fry

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1 small onion, thinly sliced
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
• 1 medium head of cabbage, thinly sliced
• 1 carrot, julienned or thinly sliced
• 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free)
• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
• 1 tablespoon sesame oil
• 1 teaspoon sriracha or other hot sauce (optional, for heat)
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)
• Sesame seeds (for garnish)
• Cooked rice or noodles (for serving, optional)

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Vegetables:
◦ Thinly slice the onion, mince the garlic and ginger, thinly slice the cabbage, julienne the carrot, and thinly slice the red bell pepper. Set aside.
2. Stir-Fry the Vegetables:
◦ In a large skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
◦ Add the sliced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until it becomes translucent.
◦ Add the minced garlic and ginger, and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
◦ Add the thinly sliced cabbage, julienned carrot, and sliced red bell pepper to the skillet.
◦ Stir-fry the vegetables for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender but still crisp.
3. Add the Sauce:
◦ In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce or tamari, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha (if using).
◦ Pour the sauce over the stir-fried vegetables, stirring to coat them evenly.
◦ Cook for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
4. Season and Garnish:
◦ Season the stir-fry with salt and pepper to taste.
◦ Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
5. Serve:
◦ Serve the cabbage stir-fry hot, over cooked rice or noodles if desired.
Enjoy this quick, simple, and flavorful Cabbage Stir Fry, perfect as a side dish or a light main course!

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