Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Easy Stir Fry with Vegetables

Easy Stir Fry
Easy Stir Fry
Here is a quick and easy stir fry recipe that you can always generate out of your home kitchen.  This recipe is so simple that you can serve four persons in just twenty minutes.  Your preparation time is only ten minutes and the actual cooking time is also ten minutes.  This is Asian inspired and uses Asian sauces to add flavor and aroma to your dish.   Like other stir fries, this recipe is a blend of saltiness, sweetness and bitterness.  But if you desire to add some heat or spice this dish a little bit, add some red pepper flakes and you are on. Stir fries are simple and quick solutions for dinner at home.  It is a better option for pizza nights and take-outs if you are too tired to bake or deep fry chicken.  Enjoy them.


  • One cup of chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • One tablespoon of soy sauce
  • One tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Two teaspoons of cornstarch
  • One half teaspoon of salt
  • Two teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • Two teaspoons of Asian sesame oil
  • Two chicken breasts, deboned and skinned, cut into one inch pieces, or as an alternative, one package of 16 oz firm tofu, drained and cut into one inch pieces.
  • One large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • One red bell pepper, seeded and cut into one inch pieces
  • Three green onions, thinly sliced
  • Two garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • One tablespoon of peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • Eight ounces of mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • Through all the time we have been cooking stir fries, we can notice that there are only three major components in a stir fried dish.  The meat, the vegetables and then the sauce.  If these components are present then we are on our way to cooking a perfect stir fry dish.
  • To start with, combine soy sauce, the broth and the brown sugar and salt in a small mixing bowl or a two cup measuring cup, and stir till they are smooth.  Add the cornstarch and continue stirring until there are no lumps left.  Blend them well together.  Set aside for frying.  This is your sauce.
  • To start stir frying, heat wok or a large skillet over high heat on your American stove.  Then add the vegetable oil to the pan.
  • When oil is hot, add the garlic to the pan and stir fry to cook. Add the sesame oil and lower the heat to medium high heat. 
  • Then add the chicken or tofu strips and cook stirring frequently until heated through and lightly browned for about four minutes.   Transfer the chicken or tofu strips to a bowl and set aside.
  • Reheat the wok or skillet and add more oil.  Then add the vegetables like the carrots, the red bell pepper, the green onions the garlic and the ginger to the skillet, then stir fry till the vegetables are tender crisp, for about three minutes. 
  • Then add the mushrooms, and fry them for another three minutes.  Add the broth mixture and the chicken or tofu strips to the pan and stir fry and toss until the sauce thickens slightly and simmers for about three minutes.  
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.  Enjoy this easy stir fry recipe in your home kitchens and please continue cooking.
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