3 Mixed Vegetables Recipes That You Will Love!

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Wondering what can you cook with the mixed vegetables you have stocked other than fried rice? Here are 3 mixed vegetables recipes that you will love!

Frozen and canned mixed vegetables is a food product that needs no introduction. The mixed bag of carrots, corn, and peas are a common sight in every Asian’s refrigerator as they have a long shelf life and are so easy to cook. That also makes them one of the most stocked vegetables products during the current Covid-19 situation.

However, being hardy doesn't make them boring! In fact, you can even use them in all three meals of the day. Here’s how!

Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Wrap with Mixed Vegetables

Lunch: Easy Seafood Mui Fan

Dinner: Bakwan Kepiting

3 frozen mixed vegetables recipes del monte mixed vegetables

3 mixed vegetables recipes that you will love!

These three recipes are of different cooking techniques and various cuisines. But you’d be surprised to know that these they only require one packet of Del Monte’s Mixed Vegetables!

Del Monte’s Mixed Vegetables are certified as a healthier choice by the Health Promotion Board for being lower in sodium and they are shelf-stable and ready to eat anytime. Packed in a convenient tetra packet that is easy to open, no preparations or defrosting needed! You can store it in your cupboard and save freezer space.

Del monte mixed vegetables packaging

Del Monte Mixed Vegetables are super convenient!

Simply drain away the broth that comes with it and your mixed vegetables are ready to add some colour and dietary fibre to your dishes!

how to open del monte mixed vegetables packaging

Lift the tabs, squeeze, and tear along the perforated lines.

del monte mixed vegetables in a bowl

And you have fresh mixed vegetables that are ready for use!

Let’s start with the most important meal of the day: Breakfast.

Breakfast- Scrambled Egg Wrap with Mixed Vegetables

Nothing says "breakfast" more than scrambled eggs. This wrap is a great grab-and-go breakfast that you can meal prep the night before or quickly put together in just 10 minutes.

scrambled egg wrap with frozen mixed vegetables del monte mixed vegetables

Scrambled Egg Wrap with Mixed Vegetables

Simply cook 50g of Del Monte Mixed Vegetables in some butter to give them a great rich flavour, then scramble your eggs. #Tip: if you are meal prepping, cook the eggs on the drier side so you won’t have a soggy wrap the next morning!

Scrambling eggs with mixed vegetables

Scramble the eggs with the mixed vegetables to your desired texture.

Then place them in a middle of a wrap and roll it up.

how to fold a scrambled egg wrap

Roll up the wrap

And there you have it! A lovely filling breakfast with carbs, protein, and dietary fibre all in one.

The mixed vegetables add a delicious sweet crunch that contrasts well with the savoury creaminess of the eggs. And don’t you think they make the wrap look prettier too?

scrambled egg wrap with frozen mixed vegetables del monte mixed vegetables

A vibrant and colourful scrambled egg wrap!

For lunch, let’s have something closer to home.

Easy Seafood Mui Fan

Mui Fan is a local zi char, or Chinese food stall dish that you can find in South East Asia. If you haven’t had it before, the best way to describe it is like this- drizzle the thick gravy of hor fun over some delicious egg fried rice and that is Mui Fan.

You could call it fried rice with seafood gravy too!

Easy seafood mui fan with frozen mixed vegetables del monte mixed vegetables

Easy Seafood Mui Fan

Prepare the egg fried rice by cooking the eggs until they are about 70% done then add in the cooked rice. Be sure to break up the lumps of rice and coat each grain with egg.

Once it is done, pack the egg fried rice into a rice bowl, pressing down with a spoon. Set it aside.

Scooping egg fried rice into a bowl

Cook the egg fried rice and pack it into a rice bowl

The seafood gravy is rather easy to prepare as well.

Pre-fry your seafood first to give them a nice sear and colour and them set aside.

Then stir fry the garlic and add all the wet ingredients into the pan. After bringing it to a boil, thicken it with some cornflour water.

Lastly, add the mixed vegetables and seafood to the gravy and let them cook. Then plate!

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Delicious thick seafood gravy

Mui Fan is such a comforting meal to have. Thick savoury gravy with crisp fried rice is a match made in heaven!

Usually Mui Fan is served with leafy vegetables like bok choy, but the mixed vegetables make this recipe so much easier to cook and more colourful! Who said that zi char dishes are difficult to cook?

Easy seafood mui fan with frozen mixed vegetables del monte mixed vegetables

An easy zi char dish you can enjoy at home!

But if you are still craving for more seafood, then check out what we have planned for dinner!

Bakwan Kepiting- Chicken and Crab Meatball Soup

Bakwan Kepiting is a traditional Nyonya meatball soup and topped with crunchy bamboo shoots. The soup is so rich and comforting and there is seafood in every component of the dish! No wonder it is a festive Peranakan dish that they serve during the Lunar New Year.

bakwan kepiting with mixed vegetables del monte mixed vegetables

Bakwan Keipiting

Usually the meatballs are made with pork, but in this recipe, we are using chicken. You also can adapt this recipe to use any kind of meat you prefer.

Start with preparing the prawn soup by frying the prawn heads with some oil until they turn red. Then add in the chicken broth and mash the prawn heads to release the flavour.

Let the soup simmer for 10 minutes then remove the prawn heads and skim away the froth for a clear soup. Set it aside.

prawn heads cooking in broth for bakwan keipting

Simmer the soup for 10 minutes and skim away the froth

Meatballs are pretty easy to make!

Add all of the meatball ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Then separate and shape the mixture into small balls with your hands and set them aside.

shaping seafood meatball with hands

Mix the ingredients together and shape into small balls

Before cooking the meatballs with the soup, stir fry your vegetables first. This helps to give the soup more flavour!

Heat some cooking oil in a pan and add the garlic, carrots, and bamboo shoots. Be sure to blanch your bamboo shoots to get rid of the metallic taste before cooking them.

Stir fry until the vegetables are half cooked.

stir frying bamboo shoots and carrots in a pan

Stir fry the vegetables first to give the soup more flavour

Now, we can prepare the dish!

Bring the soup to a boil and add the stir fried vegetables and mix well. Turn the heat down to a simmer and gently add in the meatballs, make sure not to break them.

Add some water if needed to the soup and let it simmer for 35 minutes to cook the meatballs and you are done!

simmering cooking bakwan kepiting

Let the soup simmer for 35 minutes

The soup is every seafood-lover’s dream- rich and savoury! You can also taste the tender crabmeat and prawns in the meatballs which contrasts nicely against the crunch of the mixed vegetables. Serve them with a side of sambal belacan for some spice and your dinner is ready!

bakwan kepiting with frozen mixed vegetables del monte mixed vegetables

Serve with some sambal belacan for a spicy kick!

Let us know what you think!

These are the three recipes we have for Del Monte’s Mixed Vegetables. We hope you have enjoyed them and do let us know in our Facebook comments if you have tried them out.

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Scrambled Egg Wrap

Servings 2 servings

Prep Time 2 minutes

Cook Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 100g Del Monte mixed vegetables

Seasonings

  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 1tbsp butter

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the scrambled eggs

  1. In a medium bowl, add the eggs, salt and pepper. Use a fork to beat eggs until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over low-medium heat. Add the mixed vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes until mixed vegetables are warm.
  3. Pour egg mixture over the mixed vegetables and gently push the eggs around with a spatula to scramble them to your desired texture. #Tip: if you are meal prepping, cook the eggs to be drier so the wrap will not be soggy.

Step 2: Wrap and serve

  1. Place the scrambled eggs in the middle of a wrap. Fold the sides inwards then carefully roll the wrap from the bottom up.
  2. Serve hot or store in the fridge for the next day.

Easy Seafood Mui Fan

Servings 1 serving

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100g Del Monte mixed vegetables
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice
  • 4medium prawnsdeshelled and deveined
  • 1 eggwhisked
  • 1clove garlicsliced
  • 50ml water

Sauce

  • 4tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3tbsp Hua Diao Wine
  • 1tbsp cooking oil
  • cornflour water2 tbsp cornflour + 2 tbsp water
  • 300ml chicken broth

Instructions

Step 1: Cook the egg fried rice

  1. Add 1-2 tablespoon of cooking oil and the cooked rice into the wok. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  2. Pour the whisked egg over the rice and stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add some salt and pepper to taste.. Set the fried rice aside.

Step 2: Prepare the seafood gravy

  1. Add cooking oil, prawns, and squid into the wok. Fry for 1-2 mins until the seafood is half-cooked. Remove the seafood from heat.
  2. Add more oil if needed, then add and stir-fry the garlic till fragrant. Add the Hua Diao Wine, and enough water to cover the surface of the pan. Add the chicken stock and Oyster Sauce and stir well. Bring the gravy to a boil
  3. Add the cornflour water while stirring the gravy to thicken it.
  4. Add the mixed vegetables and seafood into the wok and fry for 1 to 2 mins.

Step 3: Serve

  1. Place the fried rice on the plate and pour the gravy and ingredients over the rice.

Bakwan Kepiting

Servings 4

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 prawn heads
  • 115g chicken bones
  • 1/2tbsp oil
  • 500ml chicken stock

Meatballs

  • 115g minced chicken
  • 55g minced prawn
  • 115g crab meat flakesnot crab meat stick
  • 100g Del Monte mixed vegetables
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8tsp salt
  • 1/8tsp pepper
  • 1/2cup bamboo shootsjulienned and blanched
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1clove garlic
  • sambal belachanserved on the side

Instructions

Step 1- Prepare the stock

  1. Fry the prawn shells in a large pot or wok with oil till fragrant and shells turn red.
  2. Add 500ml of chicken stock to the pot.
  3. Press the prawn heads to release the flavours. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Skim the top or strain to retain a clear stock. Set aside.

Step 2- Prepare the meat balls

  1. Mix minced chicken, minced prawns, flaked crab meat and mixed vegetables evenly.
  2. Add egg yolk, salt, pepper, and corn flour to bind the ingredients. Set mixture aside in fridge to season for 30 minutes.

Step 3- Cook the soup

  1. Heat oil and stir fry garlic till fragrant in a pan. Add bamboo shoots, followed by carrots. Set aside.
  2. Bring the stock from step 1 to a boil and add the stir-fried ingredients. Lower heat to medium and gently add the meat balls, taking care not to break them up. Allow meat balls to cook for about 5 minutes. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Serve with sambal belachan on the side.

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