2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 red onion, cut into wedges
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp finely grated ginger (optional)
500g peeled, uncooked prawns
handful of green beans, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces
1 red capsicum, cut into strips
medium head broccoli, cut into florets
handful snow peas, trimmed
2 tbsp oyster sauce or soy sauce
¼ cup coriander leaves (optional)
2 cups cooked brown or white rice to serve
Heat a wok over high heat. Add oil and heat until just smoking. Add onion, garlic and ginger, and stir-fry until onion starts to soften. Add prawns and cook for 2 minutes or until golden. Add beans, capsicum, broccoli and snow peas, and cook for 2 minutes or until beans are bright green. Stir in oyster/soy sauce and 2 tablespoons water and cook for a further minute. Sprinkle with coriander, if using, and serve with rice.
“When cooking a stir-fry, start by putting the rice on to boil and cook according to the packet instructions. By the time the rice is cooked, the stir-fry should be ready. “The key to a successful stir-fry is preparing all the ingredients before you start cooking, so everything can be cooked together quite quickly. This recipe is from The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids (Penguin $34.95). This practical book is packed with great advice for raising healthy kids, with over 100 recipes for delicious, nutritious meals the whole family can enjoy. Available from all good bookstores.