Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart. - Wolfgang Puck There are so many ways to cook food but if you’re looking for a simple and fast way to serve a delicious meal to your friends and family, you would never go wrong with a stir-fried dish.
We love stir-fry meals because you can put basically anything you want that goes well together. Plus it’s very easy and the ingredients you need might be in your fridge already! According to CookSmarts, “The main ingredients to a stir-fry are: Proteins – chicken, beef, pork, seafood, tofu, tempeh, seitan. Aromatics – garlic, green onions, shallots, ginger. Vegetables – pretty much anything goes for this category.”
How To Cook A Delicious Stir Fry In 6 Easy Steps 1. Prepare all ingredients. Cut your veggies in similar sizes and smaller is better so they will cook faster. Tip: Arrange all the ingredients according to when you’ll add them in the pan. 2. Make sure to use a pan or wok that is big enough to cook all your ingredients. Cramming up everything in a pan is one of the most common misstep in cooking a stir fry. Tip: Make sure your pan/wok is hot before you start cooking.
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4. Remember to add ingredients from the vegetables that take the longest such as carrots and potatoes. Garlic cooks fast so you can add this last. 5. Combine your veggies and protein in the pan. Toss until it’s warm through. Don’t forget to taste it. You can add more diluted soy sauce or other spices if the flavour is lacking according to your taste.
6. Always add your garnish like chives and scallions. This is not optional as these two really adds flavour to any stir fried dish. That’s it! Hope you enjoyed reading our simple steps on making a stir fry and don’t forget to take a photo of your creation and tag us on Instagram@PurpleSpoilz_AU!