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Spiced Spring Vegetable Stir Fry with Cilantro Rice Recipe

Serves 6-8

For the Rice


  • 3 cups              Water

  • 1/2 cup            Cilantro. rough chopped

  • 2 tbsp               Vegetable Oil

  • 2 cups              Long Grain Rice, rinsed & dried

  • to taste            Salt & Pepper


  1. Place the water & cilantro into a blender & blend on high for a few minutes.

  2. Heat the oil in a sauce pan over med-high heat. Add in the rice & sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add in the cilantro water, bring to a simmer, cover (reducing heat to maintain a simmer), & continue to cook for about 15 minutes until the rice is tender. Remove from the heat & fluff before serving.

For the Vegetables


  • 1/2 bunch         Asparagus, trimmed & cut into 3 inch segments

  • 3 cups               Broccoli or Chinese Broccoli, cut into bit sized pieces

  • 2-3 tbsp Vegetable Oil

  • 1 small             Red Onion, cut into baton

  • 2 medium         Carrots, peeled & thinly sliced on a bias

  • 2 cloves            Garlic, peeled & thinly sliced

  • 3-4 tbsp            Hoisin Sauce

  • 1-2 tbsp             Chili Oil

  • ¼ cup               Cilantro, minced

  • to taste Salt & Pepper


  1. Blanch the asparagus and broccoli/Chinese broccoli in salted boiling water for a 1-2 minutes until slightly tender. Remove from the water to a paper towel lined sheet tray.

  2. Heat half of the oil in a large wok over high heat. Add in the garlic, onions, & peppers; & stir fry for a few minutes until almost cooked through. Remove from the pan.

  3. Add in the remaining oil, along with the carrots & garlic, and stir fry for another few minutes until almost cooked through. Add back in the onions along with the asparagus & the broccoli; stir fry for a minute to heat through. Add in the hoisin sauce, chili oil, & cilantro; stir fry for another 30 seconds until well blended. Remove from the heat, adjust seasoning & serve.


  • cook’s knife

  • sheet tray

  • blender

  • wok

  • stock pot

  • wood spatula

  • strainer basket

  • prep bowls

  • sauce pan