Rainbow Stir-Fry

Sometimes I have a bunch of vegetables about to go bad, and I have to think about how to make them exciting. Although I’ve never put this on my menu, I do this at home a lot. It’s a smart way to stop wasting food—and it’s delicious!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

1/4 purple cabbage, thinly sliced

Ginger, divided (2-inch piece)

1/2 lime, juiced

salt

2 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cup cauliflower, chopped

1 cup choy sum, chopped

1 cup lacinato kale, chopped

1 cup zucchini rounds

1 cup bok choy, chopped

1/2 cup carrots, chopped

2 tablespoons water (a handful)

1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Mint leaves, for garnish

Radish, for garnish

1 lime, wedges for garnish

Directions

  1. For the raw vegetables: Peel ½-inch piece of the ginger and slice into thin matchsticks (about 1 teaspoon). In a bowl, add the cabbage, ginger, lime juice, salt, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix to combine and place in a serving bowl.
  2. For the stir-fry: Peel and mince the remaining piece of ginger to yield about 2 teaspoons. Set aside. Heat skillet on high until hot then add remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add the vegetables in the order that they will take to cook, starting with the carrots. Stir, then add the cauliflower, stir again, and season with salt. Add the zucchini followed by the remaining vegetables; choy sum, kale, and bok choy. Add a handful of water to steam the vegetables (this will speed up the cooking), and continue stirring. When the vegetables are green and vibrant, add the ginger, garlic and chili pepper flakes. Finish with remaining tablespoon rice vinegar and soy sauce. Stir then place on top of the cabbage mixture. Garnish with freshly torn mint, sliced radish, lime wedges and salt. Serve.