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A dark plate with a stir fry of asparagus and snap peas, with nuts
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Spring Mojito Stir Fry

A stir fry inspired by a favorite cocktail, featuring lime rice, sweet vegetables, and mint.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 542kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 3 limes zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup cashews*
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 4 green onions
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • 6 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups spinach optional
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 bunch mint

Instructions

MAKE THE RICE

  • Zest 2 of the limes. Toss the zest and juice into a pot with the amount of water indicated on your jasmine rice package. (2 min)
  • Add rice and cook according to directions, usually bringing it to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes. If it finishes before your vegetables, just keep it covered and it will stay warm.

TOAST THE NUTS

  • Heat your largest stir fry pan over medium heat and add the cashews. Toast for 2 minutes, or until they smell fragrant. Take them out and set aside. 

STIR FRY THE VEGETABLES

  • Prep the vegetables: slice the green onions and grate the ginger on a zester or finely chop to save time. (4 min).
    Slice the asparagus into 1 inch pieces and pull the stringy ends off the snap peas if required. (5 minutes)
    Zest the last lime and cut it in half.
  • Heat your now-empty stir fry pan over medium heat and add the oil.
  • Add ginger and green onions to the pan and sautee for 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the asparagus and snap peas, cooking for 2-4 minutes, until they are just slightly cooked but still snappy.
  • Add the honey, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, lime zest, lime juice, and 1/4 tsp salt to the pan. Cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Your rice should just about be done.
  • Add salt to taste.

COMBINE AND SERVE

  • Place some rice on the plate, top with veggies. Then tear some mint and add it on top along with the toasted nuts (start with a little, and add more to your liking!)

Notes

Cashews: you could sub in peanuts. I prefer salted nuts for this dish, you know, like bar snacks!

Nutrition

Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 4715IU | Vitamin C: 98.3mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 7.2mg