The beauty of stir fry is all of the different ways you can combine flavors, and the pure simplicity of making it. Whether you are a vegetarian or a serious meat eater, stir fry provides a simple solution.
In our household, we generally have stir fry twice a week. Our kids are always very excited, and they hardly ever leave any leftovers. Sometimes I wonder where they put all that food. I guess you could say that stir fry is definitely a staple in our household – along with lots of kimchi!
Over the many years of cooking experience that I have, stir fry is one of the funnest and most appealing to me. For those hesitant of giving it a try, don’t worry – it is virtually fool proof. The time it takes to steam rice (which is approx. 30 min for white long grain, and approx. 45 min for brown rice) is all it takes to make a fabulous meal.
13 reasons why stir fry is absolutely amazing
- very easy
- you’re only limited by your imagination
- you could have a different stir fry dish every night
- tastes great
- less clean up
- experience new flavors
- colorful – great presentation
- great way to let your kids help out in the kitchen
- saves you the hassle of ordering out
- virtually fool proof
Here’s a simple stir fry sauce recipe, just to get you started (goes well with beef, chicken, or just plain veggie):
5 tbsp soy sauce
5 tbsp water
2 tbsp vinegar
3 cloves minced garlic
1 in fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp corn starch
Cook sauce until thickened, then toss your meat and/or veggies back into the pan and mix it all together. Now pat yourself on the back for a job well done.