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Quick & Easy Plant-Based Stir Fry + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

If you are looking for a quick & easy, plant-based wholesome meal, look no further: I have a plant-based stir-fry recipe for you today!
Any meatless eater will tell you that the most common question they receive from carnivores is, BUT WHAT DO YOU EAT?!I have been asked this question for the last four and half years, whenever it is learned that I changed the way I eat to follow a meatless diet.

Half of the people who ask the what do you eat question asks it in a condescending way, and the other half are honestly curious because they have considered cutting back on animal proteins but aren’t sure how to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet.

Plant Based Stir Fry Using Success Whole Grain Brown Rice

After briefly explaining to the questioners that my diet is probably more diverse now as a meatless eater than before making the diet switch, I jump to discussing how quick and easy it is to prepare wholesome plant-based meals.

As a meatless eater, advanced meal prep is rarely necessary. There’s no need for defrosting meats or worrying about cooking to proper temperatures.

The beauty of plant-based meals not only involves incorporating nutrient dense whole foods rich in vitamins, minerals, complex carbs and proteins but doing so in a matter of minutes.

I like to keep these ingredient staples in my kitchen at all times because I can rely on combining them quickly to create a wholesome, satisfying meal:

Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice

Frozen Vegetables

Organic Chickpeas

Avocado

Stir Fry sauces (Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Sweet Chili sauce, Island Soyaki)

Plant Based Stir Fry Using Success Brown Rice

With Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice, you can enjoy the same taste and similar nutritional benefits of long cooking brown rice, but in ¼ the cooking time. I just pop a bag in a microwave safe bowl filled with water and microwave it for ten minutes as I get my chickpeas and avocado ready on a plate.

My son, who is NOT a meatless eater, loves Success Rice so quite often I make a bag of the rice to use for both of our meals. It’s great when we can share meal ingredients even though he is a carnivore and I am a meatless eater.

This plant-based recipe is a terrific source of complex carbohydrates, perfect for us runners. Success® White and Brown Rice are complex carbohydrates, gluten-free, cholesterol free and sodium free. Additionally, Success Brown Rice is 100% Whole Grain. Success Rice does not contain additives or preservatives and is non-GMO too!

We need complex carbohydrates to fuel our muscles, which is something that was lacking in my diet before becoming a meatless eater. I was so focused on proteins that adding brown rice to my plate was an afterthought, often neglected if I want to be honest.

As soon as I started building my meals around plant-based sources and including complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes and brown rice, I saw an immediate positive difference in my running ability. My muscles had the energy to move and recover in order to move again.

Plant Based Stir Fry Using Success Whole Grain Brown Rice

This plant-based meal is also a complete source of protein, which is very important to know about as a meatless eater. Complete sources of protein include all 9 essential amino acids, which is often hard to achieve through plant-based proteins alone.

Our bodies cannot produce the essential amino acids (as it can the non-essential) so it’s really important we consume these complete proteins on a regular basis to aid our muscles in building and repair.

By combining the organic chickpeas with Success Whole Grain Brown Rice, all 9 essential amino acids are achieved. While they say it’s okay to not have all 9 essential amino acids combined in one meal and that they can be broken up throughout the day to receive the same benefits, I think it’s awesome when we can achieve them in one delicious dish!

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Quick & Easy Plant-Based Stir Fry
 
This plant-based stir fry is quick & easy to make while giving you a wholesome, satisfying meal, ready in a pinch!
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of Success Brown Rice
  • 1 Bag Steamfresh Stir Fry Vegetables (I use the broccoli, snap peas, carrots and water chestnut mix)
  • 1 cup Organic Chickpeas
  • Avocado
  • Stir Fry sauce of choice:
  • Sweet Chili Sauce, Soy Sauce, Liquid Aminos, Island Soyaki etc.
  • Island Soyaki
  • Soy Sauce
Instructions
  1. Microwave your steam fresh vegetables (or cook however you like them, roasted or in a pan).
  2. Prepare your Success Whole Grain Brown Rice according to package instructions (microwave or stove top).
  3. Rinse and drain your organic chick peas.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Add sauce of choice plus sliced avocado.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe can easily serve 2 people OR one really hungry runner.
Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for several days.

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine July 19, 2016, 5:05 am

    I love making stir fry- its definitely a quick and easy meal! I do usually add meat and thats definitely the hardest part because it takes the longest to cook.
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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine July 19, 2016, 5:06 am
  • Lisa Brown July 19, 2016, 5:12 am

    Taco or burritos are fast and ease to make.

  • Lisa Brown July 19, 2016, 5:13 am

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  • Andrea July 19, 2016, 6:57 am

    My favorite quick and easy meal is penne with fresh tomato, zucchini, onion and squash with fresh mozzarella mixed in and sometimes sausage or chicken sausage mixed in!
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  • Andrea July 19, 2016, 7:00 am
  • Natalie July 19, 2016, 8:02 am

    My favorite quick, easy and tasty meal to make is chicken stir fry with a bunch of fresh veggies and rice!

  • Natalie July 19, 2016, 8:03 am
  • Jen July 19, 2016, 8:24 am

    Burrito bowls! Quick and easy. Just rice, beans, meat as an option, seasoning, lettuce, cheese and guacamole

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes July 19, 2016, 8:27 am

    My favorite quick meal right now is tacos with lots of vegetables, avocado, and either chicken or beans.
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes July 19, 2016, 8:30 am
  • Lizzie July 19, 2016, 8:37 am

    This meal looks yummy. My go to east meal is stir fry! Whether its all the veggies, teriyaki sauce and chicken or ground turkey, veggies and sweet potato on the side! I love making something in one pan!

  • Whitney H July 19, 2016, 8:46 am

    Definitely stir fry with chicken sausage and frozen veggies!

  • Evangeline Kennedy July 19, 2016, 9:41 am

    My favorite quick meal is a spinach omelet and a baked(microwaved) sweet potato. It’s so satisfying, but it doesn’t make a big mess and can be ready in 10 minutes!

  • Michele @paleorunningmomma July 19, 2016, 9:59 am

    I need to get back into stir fries since my kids really like them and they’re really easy. Put it on the to-do list lol 🙂
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  • Hannah @CleanEatingVeggieGirl July 19, 2016, 10:03 am

    I love making anything and everything on the grill. It’s so easy and fast. Burgers + fries have been a favorite lately 😀
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  • Ellie July 19, 2016, 10:12 am

    Yum I love rice! I actually like making dessert rice or just putting peanut butter and jelly on top of it. Simple, yet satisfying 🙂
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  • Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl July 19, 2016, 10:46 am

    Favorite fast meal has got to be eggs! Throw some veggies, potatoes, cheese or turkey bacon in the pan and it makes me feel like I’m really cooking even though it’s quick and easy 🙂
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  • Sarah @pickyrunner July 19, 2016, 11:23 am

    Favorite easy meal: grilled chicken salad. Aka my every night meal haha
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  • Lindsay July 19, 2016, 11:37 am

    My favorite quick meal is eggs with avocado toast or a quick stir fry with whatever’s in the fridge!

  • Katie July 19, 2016, 11:45 am

    Breakfast for dinner is always quick at our house! Whether it’s eggs or pancakes! But loaded veggie burritos are also a hit and easy to make on a weeknight.

  • Abbie July 19, 2016, 12:11 pm

    My favorite easy meal is taco salad – with a ton of avocado! I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and avocados are my recent craving 🙂 The Success rice makes a great, easy addition!

  • Tracy July 19, 2016, 12:42 pm

    Veggie omelet!

  • Nik July 19, 2016, 12:46 pm

    Your food always looks yummy! Better than mine

  • Denise M July 19, 2016, 3:03 pm

    I love to make chili because i can throw it in the slow cooker in the morning and its done. Ground turkey and lots of tomatoes, beans and leftover veggies

  • paige c July 19, 2016, 4:34 pm

    my favorite quick meal is cauliflower fried rice! I usually use beef less crumbles, a mix of veggies and of course cauliflower rice and lots of spices. All made in one pan in a matter of minutes!

  • Will July 19, 2016, 4:50 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal is mac and cheese.

  • Will July 19, 2016, 4:55 pm
  • heather July 19, 2016, 5:26 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal to make is stir fry over rice.

  • Angie Jerde July 19, 2016, 5:35 pm

    My go-to quick and easy meal is salads! I take all my goodies that are left over in the fridge, pile them up on spinach/lettuce and call it a salad : )
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Mami2jcn July 19, 2016, 9:03 pm

    Omelets are quick and easy!

  • Mami2jcn July 19, 2016, 9:04 pm

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  • Rosa Osorio July 19, 2016, 9:21 pm

    I love salads with all kind of vegetables, served with tuna or baked chicken.

  • Kelly D July 19, 2016, 11:39 pm

    Veggie chili with a side of rice is easy.

  • Kelly D July 19, 2016, 11:40 pm
  • Elena July 19, 2016, 11:49 pm

    My favorite quick meal is a veggie stir fry

  • Elena July 19, 2016, 11:50 pm
  • Julie M July 20, 2016, 12:22 am

    I love to make any kind of veggie stir fry or veggie bowl. Of course any egg dish with lots of veggies and salsa is my go to!

  • Kinzie July 20, 2016, 2:23 am

    My favorite easy meal is grass fed ground beef, throw in a bag of frozen brussel sprouts and a bag of frozen spinach. Then I pour on any of the Saffron Road sauce mixes and let it stew for 2 minutes. My kids LOVE every single flavor!!!
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  • Cheryl B July 20, 2016, 7:35 am

    On those crazy, hectic weekdays, I like to make a beef stir fry with tons of veggies.

  • Cheryl B July 20, 2016, 7:36 am
  • Julie Wood July 20, 2016, 8:15 am

    My favorite quick and easy meal is my Sweet and Sour Chicken Rice Bowls. They are so delicious.

  • Julie Wood July 20, 2016, 8:17 am

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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 20, 2016, 8:17 am

    As long as I have a pot of rice cooked up, it’s not too hard to get a good meal in. Burrito bowl are my go-to, but I love a good stir fry.
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  • Jenny July 20, 2016, 12:37 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal would have to be a stuffed sweet potato — greens, beans and a drizzle of tahini and I’m good to go!

  • Danielle July 20, 2016, 4:40 pm

    My go-to quick and easy meal is a big salad with tuna salad made with avocado rather than mayo.

  • Michelle J. July 20, 2016, 6:44 pm

    Grilled cheese sandwiches!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 21, 2016, 12:36 pm

    I love plant based bowls, especially ones as easy as this to make.

    I’ll often toss veggies in with my pasta and olive oil for a quick and easy veggified dinner.
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  • Jordan D. July 21, 2016, 10:13 pm

    I love crockpot recipes. Turkey white bean chili is my favorite in the winter. I also loved grilled romaine with grilled chicken sausage or chicken and veggie kabobs in the summer.

  • steph July 22, 2016, 12:16 am
  • steph July 22, 2016, 12:17 am

    I’m filipino by way of Charleston. Rice for all 3 meals (and rice pudding for dessert – ha!) is not uncommon 😉

  • Judith July 22, 2016, 4:11 pm

    scrambled eggs

  • Margaret Smith July 22, 2016, 6:19 pm

    One of my favorite is sweet and sour pork.
    Thanks so much.

  • Margaret Smith July 22, 2016, 6:21 pm
  • Jessie C. July 22, 2016, 10:41 pm

    Tamago Kake Gohan is my favorite quick and easy meal.
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  • LaTanya July 23, 2016, 5:40 pm

    taco is my fave quick meal

  • LaTanya July 23, 2016, 5:41 pm
  • LaTanya July 23, 2016, 8:33 pm

    tacos are quick for us

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      sorry you can delete the post above

  • Kristen July 23, 2016, 11:57 pm

    Spaghetti is quick and always good.

  • Kristen July 23, 2016, 11:58 pm
  • Anna July 24, 2016, 1:25 pm

    I love beans and rice and cheese as a go-to meal!

  • Madeline July 24, 2016, 8:43 pm

    I love to eat potato salad for a meal, especially with a lot of herbs from the garden.

  • Madeline July 24, 2016, 8:46 pm
  • Carolsue July 24, 2016, 11:56 pm

    Spaghetti is my favorite quick and easy meal

  • Rachel July 25, 2016, 7:39 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal is cereal. Haha, just kidding. Actually I make a big one pot stir-fry. I get frozen veggies, pre-cooked chicken sausage, and anything else I want to use up (potatoes? fruit? etc.) and cook it all up in a pot with salt and pepper. Voila, dinner is served! Can serve with tortillas or rice if it is a more plain meat and veggies mix.

  • Amy Tong July 29, 2016, 6:51 pm

    My favorite quite and easy meal is Shrimp Fried Rice. This rice will comes in handy in making it even faster!

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  • Amy Tong July 29, 2016, 6:52 pm
  • Jeffrey July 30, 2016, 6:14 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal is spaghetti with meatballs (I make a big batch and have them ready in the freezer) with roasted broccoli.

  • Jeffrey July 30, 2016, 6:16 pm
  • Emily H. August 2, 2016, 4:41 pm

    I totally agree that stir-fries are quick and easy. We have a “silly dinner” (finger foods – including lots of fruits and veggies) if everyone is in a grazing mood and can’t choose something.

  • Jane August 3, 2016, 5:52 am

    My quick and easy meal is eggs!!! I scramble then quickly and usually serve with carrots and hummus, which I always have on hand!!

  • samantha August 3, 2016, 8:04 am

    My favorite quick and easy meal is a wrap with veggies, feta and hummus! Its quick to make and filling.

  • Erika August 4, 2016, 3:07 pm

    We like simple things like penne or tacos.

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  • Judith V August 4, 2016, 7:45 pm

    Vegetable Omelet is my go to meal.

  • Judith V August 4, 2016, 7:47 pm
  • Tina M August 5, 2016, 7:22 pm

    My quick meal is pasta.

  • Tina M August 5, 2016, 7:24 pm
  • Rebecca August 9, 2016, 8:42 pm

    One of our favorite quick meals is tacos. My kids could eat tacos all of the time.

  • Rebecca August 9, 2016, 8:42 pm
  • Patricia @Sweet and Strong August 10, 2016, 11:40 am

    Stir Frys and Burrito bowls are always my favorite quick meals. AND they both involve rice. When I first started cooking brown rice I always burned it until I learned how hot my stove was and the best cooking time, lol.
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  • Robin August 10, 2016, 2:32 pm

    Breakfast is quick.

  • Alexis August 10, 2016, 8:03 pm

    When I’m alone for dinner, or need something quick and easy, I always make what I call a “snack plate”. This usually is veggies and pita chips with hummus, chicken and cheese rollups, and some fruit

  • natasha lamoreux August 13, 2016, 4:51 pm
  • natasha lamoreux August 13, 2016, 4:54 pm

    My quick easy go to meal is traditional ground beef tacos.

  • shelly peterson August 14, 2016, 9:10 pm

    One of our favorite quick and easy meals is spaghetti.
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  • kathy August 16, 2016, 6:26 pm

    Quick and easy for me is spaghetti

  • kathy August 16, 2016, 6:28 pm
  • emily August 24, 2016, 10:29 am

    Avocado toast and eggs! So easy, so satisfying 😉

  • Julie M August 24, 2016, 11:49 pm

    I love eggs with spinach and peppers. I also love to make spiraled noodles out of veggies and add marinara, a little nutritional yeast on top for that cheesy flavoring!

  • kjasus August 27, 2016, 2:15 pm

    spaghetti is my favorite quick and easy meal

  • kjasus August 27, 2016, 2:17 pm
  • Cynthia C August 28, 2016, 11:19 am

    My go-to quick meal is angel hair with garlic, tuna and frozen peas. I can have it ready in 15 minutes!

  • Cynthia C August 28, 2016, 11:27 am
  • donna August 30, 2016, 6:03 pm

    chicken and veggies are our go to meals

  • Susan Smith September 3, 2016, 10:25 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal to make is chicken and shrimp stir fry with fresh veggies and rice!

  • Susan Smith September 3, 2016, 10:27 pm
  • Danielle September 7, 2016, 3:35 pm

    I love stir fry as well! It is an easy recipe to adjust too for several people.

  • Shannon September 9, 2016, 12:44 pm

    I love pulling the meat off a rotisserie chicken and adding it to rice with some veggies. Quick and easy!

  • Shannon September 9, 2016, 12:48 pm
  • Mita September 13, 2016, 8:58 am

    I like vegetable fried rice.

  • Mita September 13, 2016, 9:00 am
  • Stefanie G September 19, 2016, 1:43 pm

    spaghetti is my to go to meal on the weekdays since it’s so easy!

  • Kerry September 23, 2016, 8:29 pm

    Goulash!

  • Kerry September 23, 2016, 8:54 pm
  • Tarissa September 24, 2016, 12:33 pm

    I love making rice dishes, and they’re so easy to just throw in any veggies, beans, meat, etc. that you happen to have on hand.
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  • Tarissa September 24, 2016, 12:33 pm
  • Stephanie Phelps September 25, 2016, 9:30 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal is chicken and rice with broccoli casserole!

  • Ellie Wright September 26, 2016, 12:55 am

    My favorite is beef tips and gravy served over Success white rice.

  • Denise L September 28, 2016, 8:24 am

    Tacos are my favorite quick & easy meal. You can use ground beef, leftover chicken or pork, and customize them to everybody’s liking. Definitely a weeknight go-to for me.

  • Denise L September 28, 2016, 8:28 am
  • Emily September 28, 2016, 12:02 pm

    Looks great! I love making dishes like this!

  • Tracy September 28, 2016, 12:44 pm

    Hmmm…I have a few in my repertoire – necessary for throwing together post baseball! My husband’s fav – I take frozen salmon, quickly thaw, marinate it in Soyvay and then broil for 12 minutes. I put it on top of white, brown or a 90 second pouch quinoa/brown rice blend (Success rice would come in handy here!) and steamed broccoli or sugar snap peas. Super easy!

  • Anastasia Falling September 28, 2016, 9:18 pm

    Wow, this looks so delicious!!! I might have a new favorite! 🙂 One of my fav easy recipes is just throwing a bunch of ingredients in the crock pot and letting them cook all day long 🙂 Easy pot roast or yummy nacho dip! 🙂

  • Anastasia Falling September 28, 2016, 9:19 pm
  • Debbie B September 29, 2016, 10:34 pm

    my favorite quick and easy meal is spaghetti

  • Debbie B September 29, 2016, 10:36 pm
  • Kathryn C September 30, 2016, 12:47 am

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    one of my favorite quick-n-easy meals is spaghetti noodles in oil & garlic & a small salad

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  • Kathryn C September 30, 2016, 12:51 am
  • Betty C September 30, 2016, 2:16 am

    I love making stir fry especially in the summer when I have so many vegetables straight from my garden or at the farmer’s market.

  • Betty C September 30, 2016, 2:18 am
  • Rajee Pandi September 30, 2016, 2:37 am

    chicken fry with veggies

  • Rajee Pandi September 30, 2016, 2:38 am
  • Tabathia B September 30, 2016, 11:54 am

    spaghetti is pretty easy and quick meal for us to eat

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  • Tabathia B September 30, 2016, 11:55 am
  • Thomas Murphy September 30, 2016, 2:42 pm

    I like making tacos.

  • Thomas Murphy September 30, 2016, 2:43 pm
  • Erica Best September 30, 2016, 6:12 pm

    i love grill chicken salad

  • Erica Best September 30, 2016, 6:13 pm
  • Kayte CookWatts September 30, 2016, 6:15 pm

    I like red pepper hummus with baby carrots, or a handful of nuts.

  • Jerry Marquardt September 30, 2016, 7:20 pm

    My favorite quick and easy meal is some Success Rice with French Onion Soup! Yes, you would have never known, but the rice helps with the coup to prevent the showdown of the salty bullion.

  • Jerry Marquardt September 30, 2016, 7:20 pm
  • Terry Stevens September 30, 2016, 10:33 pm

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  • Casey the College Celiac October 3, 2016, 12:40 am

    My fave easy meal is definitely a stir fry or a loaded baked potato. Simple, quick and delicious!
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