Simple Vegetable Stir Fry

Good evening everyone,

It’s stir fry night.  That’s good, because we just finished making some stir fry sauce.

Stir fry is a great dish for young cooks to learn to make.  It’s easy.  The sauce is easy.  You can use any vegetables you might have in your kitchen.  It’s filling and healthy (if you don’t go over board with the sauce and starches).  Best of all, it’s a tasty way to ensure you are getting a variety of vegetables into your diet.

This stir fry is fried in stages to ensure that all of the vegetables are cooked sufficiently without overcrowding the wok (or large pot).  This also allows the various vegetables to maintain their individual qualities and flavours.  Everything is then mixed together at the end, to finish cooking in the stir fry sauce.

Simple Vegetable Stir Fry

3/4 cup Easy Stir Fry Sauce
1″ ginger, julienned
3 chilies, chopped
4 – 5 green onions, whites chopped finely and set aside, then greens chopped finely
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 head broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
2 peppers, seeded and chopped into bite size pieces
1 carrot, cleaned and sliced into thin slices
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 – 1 1/2 cups mushrooms sliced
1 large yellow onion, sliced into long, thick slices

and any other vegetables you like, sliced into bite size pieces.

In a large pan, over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons canola oil.  Fry the broccoli until the colour turns bright, remove from pan (leaving as much oil as possible) and set aside.  In the same pan, with the remaining oil fry the carrot and celery until they are tender.  Remove from pan (leaving as much oil as possible) and set aside.  Cook the yellow onions and mushrooms in the same fashion.  Followed by the peppers.  Add your ginger, chilies and green onion whites to the pan, fry until the onion begins to brown slightly.  Add the tomatoes and continue to stir fry until soft.  If using cooked noodles, you can add them to the pan at this point.  Return all your stir fried vegetables to the pan.  Pour over stir fry sauce and stir until the sauce has thickened.

That’s it!  Easy!

Until next time,
Peace and love,
Himmat

 

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