Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stir-fry vegetable pasta

  Pasta always tops as one of the favorites on my kids menu. I also like that fact that this can be prepared fairly quick and when done right can provide a balanced diet. I have learned to improvise over the last few years and I am sure you will love  it as well.

Serves up to 2-3 people
Preparation time:45 minutes


300 grams of wheat rotini(pasta)
100 grams of broccoli
1 carrot
4 stems of asparagus
1-2 tsp of red pepper flakes
1 tsp of dry basil
1 cup of Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
olive oil
1/2 tbsp of vinegar
salt as required


1. Cut the broccoli in to small florets and cut the asparagus, carrots in to small pieces.
2. In the large saucepan, add water and salt for the pasta. Once the water starts boiling add pasta. Keep stirring once in a while. Cook the pasta  al dente (firm to the bite) for 12-15 minutes. Transfer the pasta to the strainer.
3. Add 1 tsp of olive oil to the pan, then add the veggies saute for 2-3 minutes. Add dried basil, 1 tsp of red pepper flakes and salt for the vegetables.
4. Add the pasta, 1 small cup of Parmesan cheese, 1 tsp of red pepper flakes. Switch off the flame.
5. In 1/4 cup of olive oil, add black pepper and vinegar. Add to the pasta and stir well to reduce the dryness. Pasta is ready.

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