A quick, easy, healthy mid-week meal.

Ostrich Stir-fry

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Ostrich


  • 3 T Cornstarch
  • 2 T Water
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 2 T Coconut oil
  • 500 g Ostrich Meat I cut goulash pieces into slithers
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock 1 bullion
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 T Sugar
  • 1 t Ground Ginger
  • 2 Garlic cloves Chopped
  • 2 cm Fresh Ginger Peeled and sliced
  • 1 head Broccoli Chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 4 Carrots sliced
  • 1/2 punnet Mushrooms sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl create a slurry with the water, 2T cornstarch and garlic powder.
  2. Add ostrich and toss.
  3. In a wok over medium heat, heat the oil and stir-fry the ostrich in batches until done (rare - medium-rare).
  4. Add a bit more oil (if necessary) and stir-fry the onions, garlic and ginger until soft and aromatic.
  5. Add the vegetables and stir-fry until done - I like my stir-fry crunchy.
  6. Add the ostrich and mix.
  7. In a bowl mix together the soy sauce, last T of cornstarch, sugar, ground ginger and stock and add to the wok.
  8. Combine, check seasoning and crunchiness of vegetables and serve.

Recipe Notes

I love stir-fries, as I can start my cooking process and be done 30 minutes later.  This is great for those holiday days when you're too busy holidaying to care about supper, but still want to your children to eat something healthy at the usual time.

If you don't like ostrich, you can substitute it for beef.  I have tweaked this recipe from a beef and broccoli recipe (http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/the-best-easy-beef-and-broccoli-stir-fry-99476, thanks), but if I don't have beef in the freezer and I find cheap ostrich, then why not?

We don't really do carbs, so I serve this as is, but egg noodles work well too.