Transylvanian mixed-bean stir-fry.

March 4, 2011 § 4 Comments

Aloha friends,

I’m currently out getting my Friday night on at a Mardis Gras spin off – Drag queen racing (fo’ real) which is an awesome, light-hearted and potentially hilarious Olympic gay event! I’m especially looking forward to the dainty dune dash and handbag discus!

So in honour of all things colourful, flamboyant and downright kooky, I’m leaving you with a delicious recipe for Transylvanian mixed-bean stir-fry, because beans are frankly more exciting when they’re all dressed up 🙂

Dressed-up in drag mixed-bean stir-fry


  • 1/2 cup brown rice (cooked in 1 cup water ~20 mins)
  • 1 cup mixed beans (I used canned – kudos if home cooked!)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 t fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 petite white onion (or 1/4 regular sized), diced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T shoyu (or tamari)
  • 1 T organic honey
  • 1/2 t chilli flakes
  • 3 mushrooms
  • chopped veggies (I used kale, broccoli, carrot, zucchini) with 1/4 c water for steaming

Add rice to saucepan with water, bring to boil & reduce to simmer until liquid is absorbed (~20 minutes). Meanwhile, dice garlic, ginger, onion, mushroom and mountain of veg. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add garlic, ginger, mushroom, onions & cook until translucent/slightly golden (~3 minutes). Add remaining vegetables, wilt and add 1/4 c water and place lid over top. Steam for a few minutes to soften, and allow water to cook off. In a small bowl or cup, mix shoyu, honey and chilli and set aside. When the rice has finished cooking, add your beans to the same saucepan to heat through, and throw in steamed vegetables from the frying pan. Pour over sauce and stir to coat. Serves 2. (I usually add more shoyu while i’m eating, for extra saltiness!).

Bonne Friday to you all!


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