We can all agree that the most difficult question of the day is: what shall we have for lunch today? Most often the trouble is just the idea what to make. Wok is one of my favourite meals. The fact is that you can put many or few ingredients in a wok pan and very quickly (and without many dishes to wash) you can have a very delicious and nutritive meal.

Basis of the both wok meals about which I am writing are Pleurotus mushrooms. These mushrooms easily replace meat in a meal. In one meal I added vegetables and in the other I added rice.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients (1. manner):

1 pack of Pleurotus mushrooms

1 bell pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 green pepper

1 bigger carrot

1 Granny Smith apple

spices, to taste

20 g butter

Ingredients (2. manner):

1 pack of Pleurotus mushrooms

1/2 cup of rice

1 bigger carrot

spices, to taste

20 g butter

Preparation:

What characterizes wok meal is that all ingredients should be equally the same size cut in strips (i.e. julienne cut) and that the vegetables are put in the wok pan at the end in order to stay crunchy.

Heat the wok pan for about 5 minutes until it’s steaming hot. Put butter and oil in the pan and add the mushrooms. Spice to taste (for me that’s garlic, salt, pepper). Using a wooden spoon mix the mushrooms to fry it evenly. Add the carrot and then the peppers. In average, after 15 minutes the meal is ready. To taste you can add  Granny Smith apple, because its sourness goes well with other tastes in the wok.

In the other wok manner, precook the rice. Heat the wok pan, add butter, oil and mushrooms. Spice to taste and add the carrot. When wok is ready add the rice and combine it all.

And that’s about it, in a matter of no time you have 2 great meals.