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Spiced Yam and Vegetable Stir Fry

Spiced Yam and Vegetable Stir Fry is made with rainbow fresh garden veggies is the perfect way to replenish your body as it is full of vitamins, nutrients and it takes less than 15 minutes from wok to table. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Mains, Sides
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, Cardiac Friendly, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/8 cup onion
  • 1 tsp ginger
    or 1/2 teaspoon ground (adjust amounts for your own personal likes)
  • 1 clove garlic
    peeled and minced
  • 1 yam (sweet potato or 2 small Asian Sweet potatoes)
  • salt and pepper
    to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1 cup broccoli
    cut to bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup tomato
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon dried ground


  • In a wok/frying pan, add coconut oil, onion, ginger and garlic and saute until aromatic. Add yams (sweet potatoes), salt and pepper and 2-3 tablespoons of water and put lid on and steam yams (sweet potatoes) for about 3 minutes or just until fork aldente and the water is evaporated. (Don't overcook as you will be stir frying them for a few minutes longer with the rest of the vegetables)
  • Remove the lid from you pan and add the broccoli and stir fry for 1-2 minutes, then add red pepper, yellow pepper and stir fry for 1-2 minutes and then add the tomato, cumin and cinnamon and toss lightly. Adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Serve Spiced Yam and Vegetable Stir Fry warm and garnish with Thai basil, if desired. Enjoy!


The nest advise that I can share with you is to cook the vegetables in order of how physically hard they are.
It is really simple. I start out with a little coconut oil in the pan, just because I like it but use any cooking oil you prefer, and add the aromatics.
Next I add the chopped yams (sweet potatoes) as these are the hardest vegetable that needs to be cooked and I just add a couple of tablespoons of water and put on a lid and steam the yams in the wok.
Then I take the lid off and throw in the vegetables in order of harness such and stir fry them with the spices and you are done like dinner. It is that easy!!!
You do not even need to make rice as it has filling sweet potatoes. 
Feel free to use any vegetables you have in your refrigerator or freezer just remember to cook them in order of firmness. If you like, feel free to add in a protein source like chicken, etc. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10953IU | Vitamin C: 163mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg