Stir Fry Vegetables
Stir Fry Vegetables is an effortless and quick meal to make for your family after a busy workday. You can whip this up in about 20 minutes and have dinner ready on the table. I love cooking this with different types of vegetables to add variety and color.
I cooked this for the last two weekends, and I couldn’t have enough. My husband was quick to compliment me on the taste. He is not a lover of vegetables, so I knew he enjoyed it. To make this recipe, I usually prepare all my ingredients beforehand to make it even easier. It would be best to have the ingredients all cut up and within reach, as you will need them very quickly.
What is Stir Fry?
Stir Fry is a cooking technique that originated in China. It is done by frying the ingredients in a small amount of oil while being stirred in a wok.
Are the main ingredients for Stir Fry vegetables healthy?
- Carrots – Carrots are healthy crunchy, and tasty. It mainly contains water and carbohydrates; The carbs consist more of sugar. It is a rich sauce of Vitamin A. It also contains Vitamin K, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Biotin, as well as antioxidants.
- Red and yellow bell peppers: Bell peppers are also called sweet peppers. They come in green, yellow, orange and red. Red and yellow bell peppers are green bell peppers that were allowed to ripen. Red bell pepper is fully ripe bell peppers that took longer to mature, resulting in a sweet and fruitier flavor and more nutritious. Yellow bell pepper is in the middle, but some stay that color even when mature. Since the green bell peppers are unripened and harvested earlier, they are not as nutritious as the yellow, orange, and red. Red has the most nutrients as it is allowed to fully mature before harvesting.
- String Beans – Also known as green beans, contains protein and is a good source of vitamins and minerals. Fresh green beans are the healthiest option for cooking. If you get the fresh once use them. This is not very common in my country so sometimes the fresh ones are not available.
- Broccoli – Broccoli is a rich source of many vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It can be consumed cooked or raw. The cooking method can cause loss of nutrients, but regardless of how cooked, it still supplies a rich source of nutrients.
Tips for making Stir Fry Vegetables
- Cut up vegetables in small pieces so that they can cook quickly.
- Since carrot and string beans take longer to cook than the other vegetables, you should add them first to the pan and cover it with a tightly fitted lid. As it steams, the water from the steam will cook it faster.
This is a healthy quick and easy meal you will enjoy cooking. Now that you have your ingredients prepared let’s get to cooking.
Stir Fry Vegetables
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic finely minced
- 2 tsp ginger finely minced
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 cup carrots sliced
- 1 cup fresh string beans chopped or frozen thawed
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1 onion small
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp wok sauce optional
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Heat oil in a wok or large non-stick pan over medium heat for about 1 minute.
- Add minced garlic and ginger and stir for about 5 seconds.
- Add chopped onions and stir for another 5 seconds.
- Add carrots, string beans, and 1 tbsp water to the pan and mix. Cover with a lid and leave to steam for about 3-5 minutes.
- Add red and yellow bell peppers and continue to stir vegetables for about 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in broccoli with the other vegetables. Let cook for about 3 minutes.
- Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, wok sauce if using, sesame oil, and salt to taste.
- Mix vegetables for about 2 more minutes, then turn off the heat.
- Please have all your ingredients ready and within reach.
- If you don't have wok sauce, you can substitute it with 1 tsp maggi seasoning.