Step 1 (the golden rule of stir frying): Lay out the ingredients in your stir fry BEFORE you do anything else.
The cooking part goes quickly, so having all your ingredients ready to go is key. My mix includes zucchini, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, ground turkey and scrambled eggs.
You’ll also need wok oil (or sesame or peanut oil) for cooking,
and chicken broth for steaming.
Step 2: Make your stir fry sauce.
My favorite sauce includes equal parts soy sauce & chicken broth (un-pictured), a spoonful of chili garlic sauce and almond butter (un-pictured), a splash of rice vinegar, and dashes of garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder and sesame oil.
Step 3: Heat your wok to 375 degrees with a couple dashes of wok oil, and locate your stir fry tools.
This is an electric wok that cost around $30 from Bed Bath & Beyond. It gets screamin’ hot in mere seconds! If you don’t have a wok, just heat the biggest pan you have on the highest heat your stove will go.
Wooden spoons are the best stir frying tools, imo, because they don’t scratch your wok.
Step 4: Add your protein and, using your spoons, stir fry until it’s no longer pink.
Remove from wok to a dish on the side.
Step 5: Stir fry your vegetables together according to the amount of time they take to cook.
Broccoli & cauliflower take the same amount of time to cook, so do corn & zucchini, peppers & asparagus – you get the idea.
When the vegetables are slightly seared, add ~1/4 cup chicken broth into the wok and place the lid on top.
Steam for about a minute then remove the vegetables from the wok to a dish on the side.
Continue heating dashes of oil, stir frying your vegetables until they have a little color, then steaming with a splash of chicken broth until everything is cooked.
When the last batch of veggies have finished cooking, push them to the side of the wok to create a clear cooking surface in the middle.
Add a couple dashes of oil, then add 1 whole egg + 1 egg white that have been scrambled together.
Stir until eggs are 90% cooked,
Step 6: Add all the cooked ingredients back into the wok.
Step 7: Pour in the sauce.
Mix everything together & cook until the sauce and other components are hot.
Serve over brown rice and DIG IN!
Ummm, that sauce is CRAZY good! Sort of sweet from the almond butter and enhanced a million times by the fresh sweet corn.
I didn’t know how I’d feel about the ground turkey, but it turned out to be just fine. I had it leftover in my fridge from the pizza burgers and it melded right in with the rest of the ingredients.
A fresh dinner ready in minutes, that can be personalized any way you want. Try it with chicken, shrimp, scallops or tofu, and mushrooms, baby corn, peppers, onions or asparagus!
I topped mine with green onion for another splash of color and burst of flavah!
To review – the 7 simple steps to a delicious stir fry:
- Lay out the ingredients in your stir fry BEFORE you do anything else.
- Make your stir fry sauce.
- Heat your wok to 375 degrees with a couple dashes of wok oil, and locate your stir fry tools.
- Add your protein and, using your spoons, stir fry until it’s no longer pink.
- Stir fry your vegetables together according to the amount of time they take to cook.
- Add all the cooked ingredients back into the wok.
- Pour in the sauce.
Stir fry for all!