Get cooking – Olympic Ring Stir Fry

In January–February 2021, we challenged young people, aged 5–14, to get creative and design an original recipe, inspired by Team GB. This recipe, written by Megan, aged 12 from Theale Green School, Theale impressed the judges to be chosen as our winner for ages 11–14 and our overall competition winner!

Team GB Olympic Ring Stir Fry

A delicious steak and vegetable stir fry in an Asian Oyster and Spring Onion sauce served with basmati rice. A quick and easy dish to prepare and cook – essential after a gruelling training session.

Key information

Serves: 4 

Prep Time: 15 mins 

Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 500g steak
  • 1 x green pepper
  • 1 x red pepper
  • 1 x yellow pepper
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 2 x garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 x tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 x tsp grated ginger
  • 2 x carrots
  • Handful of iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 x tbsp cornflour
  • 2 x tsp sugar
  • 1 x tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 x 120g Asian Oyster and Spring Onion sauce 
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 300g basmati rice


  1. Heat 1 tbsp sunflower oil on medium heat in a wok.
  2. Cut up the steak into 1cm strips, coat in cornflour and fry until golden (approx. 5 mins).
  3. Slice peppers into rings, add to wok and fry for a few minutes.
  4. Add onion, garlic and ginger to wok, sauté until softened.
  5. Slice carrot thinly add to wok and fry until soft.
  6. Add the lettuce.
  7. Add Asian Oyster and Spring Onion sauce, coconut milk, white wine vinegar and sugar, simmer for a few minutes and then take off the heat.
  8. Meanwhile cook the rice and once ready serve alongside the stir fry.

How is your recipe inspired by Team GB?

“I have chosen ingredients which represent colours of the Olympic Rings: red, yellow and green peppers, and black and blue for the sauce. This recipe is suitable for athletes of many Olympic sports, but I’ve focused on taekwondo as athletes on the GB team have inspired me on my own taekwondo journey. I’ve also chosen foods which start with the first letter of the five taekwondo tenets. Integrity and Indomitable Spirit (iceberg lettuce), Perseverance (peppers), Self Control (steak) and Courtesy (carrot).”

Congratulations to Megan and we hope you will enjoy trying her recipe and creating your own!

Read our winning recipes for ages 5–7 and 8–11, or find out more about the Taste Kitchen Challenge at: