The Stir fry cooking method Stir fry cooking has many advantages. Stir fry recipes involve less cooking time, require less oil and fewer utensils to use, just a wok and a spatula. Using stir fry cooking method, trying different flavors and textures is much easier. Above all, a stir fry cooking is tastier, healthier way to cook as it retains the color and aroma as also most vitamins and mineral contents of the food. Widely acknowledge as an Asian technique, you can try out stir fry sauce or stir fry shrimp or vegetables. The Stir Fry Sauce : Using the sauce in any stir fry recipe adds flavor and makes dishes tastier. Stir fry sauce can be easily made and stored in refrigerators. Stir fry sauce can be used for any stir fry recipe, with meat or with vegetables. A simple sauce ingredients are; 1 tablespoon water, 2 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth, 2 tablespoon soy sauce. Stir fry vegetables or meat. Mix water and cornstarch in a bowl. Add to vegetables or meat. Cook for a minute. When it boils, add broth and soy sauce. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot. Stir fry vegetables : Vegetarian stir fry is easy be it cooking with one vegetable or mixed vegetables. As stir fry cooking involves cooking fast, ingredients should be ready to cook. It is advantages to cut all vegetables in same sizes and shapes. The ingredients are; 3 cups mixed vegetables, chopped thin, 1 teaspoon ginger paste, 1 teaspoon garlic (finely chopped), 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon chili sauce, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil, salt as required. Mix the cornstarch with a little water. Add the soy sauce and chili sauce, vinegar and salt. Mix well and keep aside. Heat the oil in a wok on medium flame. Add onions, stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the ginger paste, and then garlic pieces. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the vegetables and cook. Wait for the vegetables to become soft and tender but crisp. When the vegetables are almost cooked, transfer the contents of the bowl (the sauces, vinegar, starch powder, etc.) Mix well. Stir briskly as the sauce will thicken during the process. Continue for about 2 minutes. Pork stir fries: The secret of making delicious tender beef or pork stir fry depends on two ingredients, cornstarch and cold water. Marinating with the cornstarch and cold water and refrigerating it for hours before actually stir frying pork quickens stir fry cooking and also makes dish tastier. The ingredients are; 1 pound thinly sliced pork, 2 tablespoon oil, 1 cup chopped celery, 1 cup chopped onion, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, Â˝ pound bean sprouts, Â˝ cup carrots (cut into even, thin strips). Take a wok and preheat on medium flame. Add oil. Brown the pork in oil turning once. Add the onion and soy sauce. Stir fry 3 minutes. Add bean sprouts. Stir fry for an additional 2 minutes. Pork stir fry is ready to serve hot.
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