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Chop broccoli & carrots
Pour boiling water over them (easy way of blanching) Leave for 30 sec. Drain.
Heat wok with a tablespoon of peanut oil
Fry in a hot wok for 1 minute
Chop & Add mushrooms, fry hot for 1 minute
Add a couple of teaspoons spicy bean paste (or whatever else you prefer)
Add some water & 2tsp cornflour. Stir to thicken sauce.
Chuck in some tofu. If you're smart you'll have marinated this earlier. But I guess technically that makes it longer than 15 mins.
Add some chopped silverbeet (cheaper than spinach, and lasts longer in the fridge)
Simmer for maybe five mins.
Soak rice vermicilli (glass noodles) in boiling water from the kettle for 2 mins
Serve & Done.
The moral is. If you're in a hurry; Don't boil anything. If you boil veges you might as well chuck the veges out and drink the water