Immune boosting stir-fry vegetables with ginger

By Lisa Brant | 4th February 2015
A photograph of our immune boosting stir fry vegetables recipe with ginger.

This recipe is quick and easy to make and is a wonderful dish to cook for dinner. Here we make suggestions for which vegetables to use, but you can use any that you have in your fridge. Adding ginger brings an warmth to the dish and helps increase the immune boosting properties of this dish.

Immune boosting stir-fry vegetables with ginger

Ingredients

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 stick of celery, finely chopped
Chunk of ginger, grated
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
Large handful of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
Juice of ½ lemon (or lime)
2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
Fresh coriander
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
Handful of green beans, cut into 3cm fingers
Large handful of large leaf spinach, washed and shredded
Small handful of toasted sesame seeds

For added heat: add a chopped fresh chilli, or 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Serve with: brown rice, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, rice noodles

Method

1. Cook the brown rice (or grain) in water.
2. Whilst the rice is simmering, cook the onion and celery for five minutes in water until soft. Add the garlic and half of the ginger. Cook for a further 2 minutes, then add the carrots and cauliflower. Cook for five minutes then add the broccoli and squeeze the juice from the remaining ginger. Add all the herbs and spices, then stir in the green beans.
3. Cover and leave to cook lightly for a further five minutes.
4. Just before serving, stir in the spinach. Put the lid on and allow the spinach to wilt slightly.
5. Serve, mixing in the sesame seeds and maybe sprinkling some extra fresh coriander or parsley to the top.

Tips and variations

You can choose to cut your veggies chunky or small.  If you like more liquid, simply add more hot water into the dish.

Headshot of Lisa Brant - Founder of La Crisalida Retreats
Lisa Brant

Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty years, first as an epidemiologist and now following a more alternative route! She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa is a nutritionist so designs all our menus, as well as running the retreats. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.

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