Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Like my entry below stated, our family has rediscovered an enjoyment of stir-fry. There are a few ways to make a stir-fry and it's really quite easy.


*1 lb. beef (we've done top round roast or sirloin), cut into thin strips or small cubes (about 1/2 inch) ***
*1 package of fresh stir-fry vegetables or frozen Birdseye Stir-fry vegetables (be sure that all ingredients are vegetables and don't contain any frozen noodles)
*1 recipe of gluten-free Teriyaki Sauce
*1/2 cup rice, uncooked


1. Cook rice according to directions.
2. Place all ingredients into a large skillet (with lid) or a wok.
3. Heat on Medium-High heat to cook your meat through and make sure veggies are cooked.
4. Lower heat to Medium and let simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
5. Serve over rice.

***chicken or turkey can be substituted for the beef, if you prefer, just be sure to cut your meat into thin strips or small cubes and poultry must be cooked to 165-degrees via meat thermometer to be considered safe for consumption. Beef needs to be cooked to at least 135-degrees for safety, but preferably to 145 or 155-degrees.

If you like some heat to your meal, you can also create a "hot sauce" that goes well over your stir-fry:

Approx. 2 TBSP French's Spicy Brown mustard
San-J Wheat-free Tamari (amount as needed for spice and quantity)

Put mustard into a small bowl. Add a very small amount (perhaps 1/2 TBSP) Tamari to the mustard and mix well until smooth. Continue adding Tamari a little bit at a time and mixing until you reach your desired spice level and quantity. If you add more mustard, you will need to create a second bowl. Adding mustard straight to a larger quantity of the Tamari will cause the mustard to clump, instead of mixing together well.

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce

Our family used to eat a lot of stir-fry a number of years ago and then got out of doing that for a while. We've rediscovered stir-fry, now that I know about San-J Wheat-Free (and also gluten-free) Tamari. I can make my own Teriyaki sauce at home and use that with our meat and veggies and then serve it over rice.


1/4 cup San-J Wheat-Free Tamari
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
2 TBSP ketchup (Heinz is gluten-free)
1 TBSP white vinegar
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed


Mix all ingredients right before serving as the ingredients tend to separate if you mix and then leave them to sit.