Zero waste recipes: mixed scrap stir-fry

Use any vegetable odds and ends in this simple dish.

mixed scrap stir fry
Deirdre Rooney


1 tsp toasted sesame oil
5 pak choi ends, quartered
1 broccoli stem, julienned
4-5 coriander stems, finely chopped
Skins from 1-2 carrots
1 red chilli, chopped
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp soy sauce

  1. Heat the sesame oil over high heat in a frying pan. Add the prepared scraps and stir to coat. Pour over 1-2 tablespoons water and leave the vegetables to steam slightly as the water cooks off.
  2. Add the chilli and sauces, and continue to cook for a few minutes to ensure that the vegetables have softened and are coated with the sauce.

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the zero waste cookbookOur recipes are from The Zero Waste Cookbook by Giovanna Torrico and Amelia Wasiliev, published by Hardie Grant, price £16.99. To order a copy for £14.44 until 4 September, go to or call 020 3308 9193. Free UK delivery on orders over £20.