A stir fry is so easy anyone can cook a great meal in less than 30 minutes, (even my cool friend in Orange County can cook a stir fry). If you’re cooking just for yourself, or for just yourself and your partner, then a stir fry is an utterly brilliant idea. In general, a stir fry is quick, easy, healthy, full of flavour, and best of all it’s usually a 1 pan meal. If you are trying to eat better, lose weight, and feel fitter, then stir fry is for you.
Also, you will find that, even if you buy the very best organic ingredients, these are all inexpensive dishes to make. And, some of this stuff will make a great basis for a lunch at the office the following day. What’s not to like about all that?
From Andrea at Cooking With Wallflower we have this classic, easy 25 minute dish; broccoli mushrooms and chicken stir fry. You need oyster sauce for this dish, and I would add extra garlic. As I’m not eating grains these days, I’d serve this as-is and not bother with rice ~ but a little brown or wild rice would be cool.
Broccoli Mushroom and Chicken Stir Fry
When I make a stir fry I often add a sweet chili sauce, which I have to admit to buying in a bottle. But, also from Andrea we have an easy 5 minute recipe for a sweet and spicy chili and lime dipping sauce. Brilliant.
Sweet and Spicy Sweet Chili Lime Dipping Sauce
Another broccoli recipe, this time from Chungah at Damn Delicious; easy shrimp and broccoli stir fry This is a 20 minute dish, and if you make it according the recipe it should come in at less than 300 calories. This dish really needs sriracha hot sauce, but you could use fresh red chili, or even Andrea’s dipping sauce instead.
Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
This is another classic recipe from Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes; ginger beef stir fry. Although this is a 25 minute cooking time dish, you will need to allow 30 minutes of marinating time, (or you could marinate it over night). I know my friend in Orange County will like this because it uses cilantro, hot chili, and loads of garlic. Beef with ginger is a magical combination.
Ginger Beef Stir Fry
I just had to include this celery stir fry, also from Elise. This would make a great starting point for any s meat or fish you’d like to add, or as a side dish instead of rice. (I seem to have given up wheat, rice, lentils, rye, barley…)
Celery Stir Fry
This looks fabulous from Heather Christo; chicken ginger tahini stir fry. What with bell peppers, peas, chicken, tahini, garlic, and ginger, this recipe is on my list to make for next week.
Chicken Ginger Tahini Stir Fry
For those among us who say they don’t like pork, this dish uses pork tenderloin, which is brilliant. So from How Sweet It Is we have 30 minute Vietnamese caramel pork stir fry. As well as the tenderloin this dish also has cabbage, garlic, ginger and cilantro.
30 Minute Vietnamese Caramel Pork Stir Fry
From Tieghan Gerard, that mistress of long names for recipes, we have quick honey ginger pineapple & summer veggie chicken stir fry with caramelised cashews. This dish may have the longest name, but it will only take you 30 minutes from start to finish. Nice.
Quick Honey Ginger Pineapple and Summer Veggie Chicken Stir Fry with Caramelised Cashews
Kung Pao Chicken Stir Fry
a very big thank you to all the fabulous cooks
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