No Chinese meal is complete without vegetables! And, this Stir Fry Seasoning for Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables is great for not only vegetables but just about any stir fry.
As I have said before, my family really likes Chinese stir fry recipes. In fact, I don't think I have tried one yet that was not well received!
I started stir frying while we lived in Switzerland after being encouraged by a Chinese American friend.
She prepared an 8 course meal for our family (at that time we only had 6 children) and everyone loved it!
I was amazed at how she was able to seamlessly put together a meal containing vegetables that everyone loved. It's like the superpower with Chinese cuisine!
So began my adventure in Chinese cooking.
The first stir fry recipe I tried was Chinese Chicken with Walnuts and since it was a hit, I was encouraged to continue the adventure.
Should I Use Fresh Or Frozen Vegetables?
With all Chinese meals, vegetables make a great side dish.
While I normally use frozen vegetables for the convenience, you can choose to use fresh or frozen vegetables - it is up to you.
Frozen vegetables are often more economical than fresh but either work well.
With frozen vegetables, you can purchase either the stir fry mixed vegetables or buy the individually frozen vegetables and make your own mix.
The photos shown are of fresh veggies.
Tips For Making Stir Fry Recipes
While this is not rocket science, I have learned some valuable tips for making Stir Fry Vegetables.
Here are my special instructions to make you successful in your stir fry experience:
- When using frozen vegetables, heat the oil in your wok and the add the vegetables when frozen.
- If you are not using pre-mixed vegetables, be sure to cook the denser vegetables first such as, carrots and broccoli, then add the less dense vegetables like peas, bok choy ...
Make Stir Fry Seasoning for Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables as a Meal!
The following Stir Fry Seasoning recipe is one I use frequently for any vegetable stir fry. It is even good served over rice as a meal itself!
I love having a meatless meal using simply this Stir Fry Seasoning and making Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables which I serve over rice.
Other Serving Suggestions
- Using the recipe for Stir Fry Seasoning, make Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables and serve over rice as a meal by itself.
- Use as a side dish for any Chinese meal.
- Serve with fried rice.
New to Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables?
If you are new to stir fry recipes, you might want to take a look at Stir Fry Basics where I share what I have learned through trial and error.
It's easy to learn, but a lot of the techniques run counter to Western cooking techniques.
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Stir Fry Seasoning for Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables
- 3/4 c liquid aminos
- 1/4 - 1/8 c wine
- 1/8 c cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 c honey may also use raw sugar
- 3 Tbsp vinegar
- 1 large bag frozen stir fry vegetables
- Mix all ingredients together well.
- Preheat wok.
- Add several tablespoons peanut oil (may substitute coconut or olive oil) to wok and swirl to coat sides of wok.
- Add vegetables (denser ones first) and stir fry until just tender.
- Pour sauce mixture over vegetables and continue stirring until the sauce thickens.
- Serve hot and Enjoy!
Tips For Making Stir Fry
- When using frozen vegetables, heat the oil in your wok and the add the vegetables when frozen. If you are not using pre-mixed vegetables, be sure to cook the denser vegetables first such as, carrots and broccoli, then add the less dense vegetables like peas, bok choy ...
- The following recipe is one I use frequently for any vegetable stir fry. It is even good served over rice as a meal itself!
- Pstt: You can serve most Chinese cuisine recipes over rice and they'll taste just fine. Especially with leftovers! Double yes if you fry an egg and put it on top.