Stir-fried Squid with Chilli and Fresh Ginger

Rings of tender squid are briefly stir-fried with garlic, chilli and fresh colourful vegetables in this speedy dinner dish. Take care not to overcook the squid as it has a tendency to toughen if cooked for too long. Serve with basmati rice.

Stir-fried Squid with Chilli and Fresh Ginger

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 cups (300 g) basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 fresh red chillies, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 orange capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 200 g baby corn, sliced at an angle
  • 200 g small broccoli florets, halved
  • 500 g fresh squid rings
  • 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 10 spring onions, thinly sliced

Preparation

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add the rice and cook for 10–12 minutes, or according to the packet instructions, until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or heavy-based frying pan and stir-fry the chillies, garlic and ginger for 2 minutes to release their flavour.
  3. Toss in the capsicum, corn and broccoli florets, and stir-fry for 3–4 minutes, or until the broccoli is almost tender. Add the squid and stir-fry for 1–2 minutes, or until just firm and opaque.
  4. Spoon in the soy sauce and 2 tablespoons water and scatter over the spring onions. Cook until bubbling, then serve immediately with the drained rice.

Serves: 4
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
 
Recommended For You
Featured Articles
What Happened to Good Manners Magazine
What Happened to Good Manners
If you could get a word in edgewise, over the pointing and rude interrupting, what we really want to know is … What Happened to Good Manners?
Sugar the New Tobacco Health  
Sugar the New Tobacco
It’s a deadly health risk – but the food and beverage industry fends off regulation.
You Are WHEN You Eat Health  
You Are WHEN You Eat
The secret to better health could be as simple as an early dinnertime.
Six Great Railway Journeys Travel
Six Great Railway Journeys
Travelling by rail holds a romantic and old-fashioned appeal that can’t be matched by flying or driving.
Advertisement