Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Macaroni Stir Fry

Macaroni Stir Fry

I promise, it's a healthy way to use odds and ends (or leftovers) for a one-pot dish when you're home alone and forgot to pick up some Chinese takeout. I was working last night and suddenly realised there was nothing for dinner other than some quick pasta fix and instead of bothering with white or red sauces or chopping up garlic, I just threw in these ingredients and cooked up a nice, hot meal in minutes.


1 cup cooked elbow pasta (macaroni)
1/2 cup veggie mix - chopped bell peppers, corn kernels and chopped white button mushrooms (that's what I had but you can use any - shiitake is wonderful stir fry material)
1 chopped (fully cooked) turkey/chicken sausage
1/2 a medium-sized yellow onion chopped
2 eggs
1 tablespoon Korean stir fry sauce
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons olive oil (or any cooking oil)
Chopped cilantro for garnishing
Salt for seasoning


Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to the gradually heating wok or pot (medium heat). Add onions immediately and sautee them until translucent. Add the veggie mix and the sausages. Lowering the temperature (low heat), cover the wok and let the veggies steam a bit (I like to make them a little tender).

Add the spices (turmeric and paprika) and stir in the sauces (Korean stir fry and tomato ketchup). Stir well. Turn up the heat to medium. Then make space in the center of the wok (shift the veggies to the sides of the wok and create a hollow space in the center) and add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Break the eggs into this hollow space and let them fry a bit before scrambling them up and gradually folding them into the veggies.

Once the eggs have scrambled and mixed with the veggies, add the pasta to this mix. Mix well. Add salt (taste first to see if you need a lot or a little and adjust - coz the sauces have a little salt).

Finally, add the cilantro, turn off the heat, get a bowl and enjoy your healthy mac stir fry!

Serves: 1 really hungry person


  1. Good...except for the sausage. I don't much car for it. Will need to find an alternate...

  2. Hi! Oh yes, you can substitute it with any other mild-flavoured meat or just make the veggie version with egg.