Simple Spring Stir Fry

by lydia on June 2, 2016

I am loving all the fresh late spring vegetables from the Farmer’s Market lately. So many amazing green veggies to choose from and compile into awesome meals. Since I’m a big fan of stir fry, I decided to take advantage of the abundance and create a simple spring stir fry.

Asparagus, bok choy, and spring onions paired up nicely to make this collaboration that hits the spot. I literally was tickled pink by this creation that I had to share it with you. So so so good! If you are a stir fry fan, I think you are gonna enjoy this version a lot.

Asparagus Shrimp Stir Fry With Rice


Simple Spring Stir Fry
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2.5 cups salmon or shrimp broth
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 bunches bok choy
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 large bunch spring green or purple onions
  • Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce
  • Shrimp, Salmon or eggs (optional)
  • Fermented Cauliflower (optional)
  1. Place in Instant Pot on manual set for 22 minutes -then leave in for another 10 after the timer is done. Makes the perfect rice.
  2. Meanwhile in a chef's pan -saute/simmer 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into ½ inch pieces, in about ½ cup remaining broth for about 8 minutes with a pinch of salt. Then add 2 bunches of bok choy coarsely chopped and 1 large bunch of green or purple onions coarsely chopped to the pot with a bit of veggie ferment brine or more broth (about ¼ to ⅓ cup). I also added about ½ cup of remaining pickled cauliflower bits to the pot and cooked it all another 6 minutes or so after adding the bok choy/scallions.
  3. Serve with Sweet and Spicy Chili sauce and some steamed or grilled shrimp or leftover salmon or even a quick fried up egg like in fried rice - or no meat at all.

Check out my full recipe post for Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice here. If you prefer, you can always serve this dish with white Jasmine of basmati rice as well. Or Lotus ‘ramen’ noodles are awesome too (don’t worry, they are actually healthy and good for you). I currently buy my Sweet & Sour Sauce from Trader Joe’s but hope to come up with my own recipe one of these days.

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Kelly Matsudaira June 10, 2016 at 12:03 am

Loving making meals with seasonal produce. This sounds delicious! And you gotta love quick and easy too.

lydia June 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

It’s SO good and SO easy! :)

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