• Jeremy Scheck

Sautéed Veggies are The Best Lazy Meal Prep

A quick reminder that sautéing a variety of veggies at the beginning of the week is a great way to lazily “meal prep”. Add to fried rice, fill an omelet, or eat as a side all week!

I’ll add the vegetables in stages, depending on how long they take to cook, cooking with some olive oil on medium heat. In this case I added:

1st - Onions. I like them to slightly caramelize before adding any other veg.

2nd - Carrots. they’re very dense and take a long time to cook.

3rd - Brussels sprouts, green beans, and bell pepper.

4th - Red cabbage. Doesn’t need to cook too long and I don’t want everything turning purple.

Toward the end I add a little white wine (chicken or veg stock works too) to let the veggies steam a little and cook completely through. I don’t like the taste of raw green beans. I usually lightly season with each addition of the vegetables. It’s better to season as you go and layer flavor. I do like to keep the seasoning mellow as I often add these veggies to other dishes.

Fried Rice is a super easy dinner once you've made these veggies. Just stir-fry leftover brown rice with some scrambled eggs and these veggies. Top with a dash of soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. If you added a bit of sweet chili sauce you wouldn’t be far off...

Jeremy Scheck is the founder and editor-in-chief of Collegetown Kitchen and After School Bakery. He is a student at Cornell University in the class of 2022 studying Spanish, Italian, and nutrition. Aproveche, buon appetito and bon appétit!