Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stir-fry Vegetarian Pasta

Quite a complete meal by itself, completely vegetarian and very healthy.

Total cooking time (including ingredient preparation): 20 minutes

Total cost: less than US$2

Ingredients (to serve 1-2):
1 large tomato (ripe), finely chopped. (you may substitute with tomato puree if you like)
4 white mushrooms, quartered
4 sweet pearl onions, lightly blanched and peeled and halved
handful of cut french beans
1/2 a box of firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
pasta (any kind, but easier with tortellini or macaroni)
minced garlic
chilli paste or chilli sauce
pepper, salt to taste

1) set water to boil, once boiling, put pasta in
2) at 3 minutes before pasta is al dente done, put in mushrooms, onions and cut french beans
3) drain when pasta is done al dente
4) heat saucepan with a bit of olive oil, set to high heat
5) put in minced garlic fry till slightly brown
6) put in tomato puree, stir fry a bit
7) add in chilli paste
8) add in pasta, mushrooms, onions and cut french beans
9) stir fry in tofu, you may add a bit of water if you like. make sure sauce coats all ingredients evenly.
10) add salt, pepper to taste

Serve with some toast as a starter, and fruits as dessert, and you have for yourself a complete vegetarian dinner. :)

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